Salvation

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16+

2015, Russia-Poland
94 minutes, col., language — Russian, Polish

Director and scriptwriter Ivan Vyrypaev
DoP Andrei Naidenov
Music Andrei Samsonov
Editing Marius Blinstrubas
Cast Polina Grishina, Karolina Gruszka, Cazimir Liske, Vanchuk Fargo, Angchuk Phuntsok, Diana Zamojska, Father Edward, Ivan Vyrypaev
Producers Sergei Zernov, Svetlana Kuchmaeva,
Production Gorky Film Studio, Valday Films, Baltmedia

«Salvation» is the story of a Catholic nun’s trip to Tibet. It is about self-cognition, the interaction of different cultures and religions, about the interaction of man with the constantly changing world around him. «Salvation» is a meditative road-movie, a psychodrama, a story about the shifting reality and the work of human perception within it. According to Ivan Vyrypayev, he conceived the idea when he saw a Catholic cathedral in the Tibetan mountains at four and a half thousand meters above the sea level. It was the only cathedral in Buddhist Tibet, the divine service was conducted in the Tibetan language. The shooting were in India, Poland and Russia in May 2014.

  • Best actress prize; ORFF «Kinotavr-2015»

IVAN VYRYPAEV
Director, playwright, scriptwriter, art director of the Moscow theatre «Praktika», winner of the Presidential Council Prize «For the contribution to national literature», the Golden Mask National Theatre Award, and the prize «Triumph»; prize-winner of the New Drama festival. Born in 1974. Graduated from the acting department of Irkutsk Theatre School (1995). His plays «July», «Genesis No. 2», «Oxygen», «The Town where I am» have successfully been staged worldwide. He has written scripts for the films «Bimmer 2», «The Best of Times», «Antonina Turned Back». His debut feature film «Euphoria» (2006), made from his own script, has received two NIKA awards, prizes at Venice IFF, Warsaw IFF, Kiev IFF and Kinotavr. His second feature, «Oxygen», has received three prizes at Kinotavr. «Delhi Dance» has participated in the competition program at Rome IFF and won several prizes at Gatchina. Other works: «Feeling» (2009, short in the almanac «Crush»), «As Advertising» (2013, short).