Angels Of Revolution



2014, Russia
113 minutes, col., language — Russian

Director Alexei Fedorchenko
Scriptwriters Alexei Fedorchenko, with Denis Osokin and Oleg Loevsky
DoP Sandor Berkesi
Production Design Alexei Fedorchenko, Artem Khabibulin
Music Andrei Karasev
Editing Roman Bazhenin
Cast Daria Yekamasova, Oleg Yagodin, Pavel Basov, Georgi Iobadze, Alexei Solonchev
Producers Dmitri Vorobiev, Alexei Fedorchenko, Leonid Lebedev
Production and Distribution (RF) Film Company 29 February

1934. Disquiet in the north of the USSR: the Hanty and Nenets shamans do not want to accept new traditions. In order to reconcile two great cultures — of the Russian avant-garde and of ancient paganism — some artists travel to the taiga near the river Ob: a composer, a sculptor, a theatre director, a constructivist architect, a filmmaker with primitivist inclinations and, as head of the group, the well-known «Polina-Revolution»... The film is based on real events.

  • Marcus Aurelius Award; Rome IFF-2014
  • Cineuropa Award; Lisbon&Estoril IFF-2014
  • Special Award; Tallinn «Black Nights» IFF-2014
  • Best direction prize, prizes of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars; ORFF «Kinotavr-2015»
  • Prize for the best film in the Russian program; Moscow IFF-2015

Director of fiction and documentary cinema, scriptwriter, producer. Born in Sol-Iletsk, Orenburg Region, in 1966. Graduated from the Engineering and Economics Faculty of Ural Polytechnic (1988); from the script department of the Film Institute VGIK (2000, class of V. Chernykh, L. Kozhinova and Yu. Rogozin). Since 1990 he has worked at the Sverdlovsk film studio, since 2005 he is producer and director of the film company «29 February». His first, full-length film «First on the Moon» (2004) won the Orrizonte competition at Venice IFF, and best debut of Kinotavr 2006; it also received numerous other prizes. The film «Silent Souls» (2009) won three awards in the main competition in Venice and received the Golden Eagle and NIKA awards. «Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari» won two prizes and a Diploma of the Guild of Film Scholars and Film Critics at Kinotavr 2013, going on to a number of other international festivals.