The story of an appointment


2018, Russia
112 min., col., OV – Russian

Director Avdotia Smirnova
Scriptwriters Avdotia Smirnova, Anna Parmas, Pavel Basinsky
DoP Maxim Osadchy
Production Design Anastasia Karimulina
Music Vasili Vakulenko
Editing Yulia Batalova
Cast Alexei Smirnov, Evgeni Kharitonov, Filipp Gurevich, Irina Gorbacheva, Elizabeta Yankovskaya
Producers Natalia Smirnova, Oksana Barkovskaya, Anatoli Chubais, Sergei Selianov, Victoria Shamlikashvili
Production Film cCompany CTB, Globus Film
Distribution in RF Sony Disney, Our Cinema

The shrill and tragic story about an event that involved Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. In an infantry regiment of the military based in the Tula region an offence occurs. In this regiment, the capital’s lieutenant Grigory Kolokoltsev – inspired by progressive ideas – does his service. A military tribunal and execution await the soldier charged with the offence. Kolokoltsev asks Count Tolstoy for help – and he decides to protect the innocent man. The pointed history about the complexity of choice and fidelity to one’s ideals is based on real events.

Gorin Prize for Best Script and Audience prize, ORFF “Kinotavr-2018”



Director, scriptwriter, writer, journalist. Prize-winner and participant of national and international film festivals, recipient of “Woman of the Year” title from GQ magazine. Born in Moscow, studied at the philological faculty of Moscow State University. Moved to Petersburg, directing the St Petersburg office of Kommersant Publishing House. Since 1993 has collaborated with Alexei Uchitel and authored scripts for his films “Giselle’s Mania”, “His Wife’s Diary”, “The Stroll”. She also wrote the script for “Gloss” by Andrei Konchalovsky, “8½ dollars” by Grigori Konstantinopolsky (co-authorship), and others. From 2002–2014 presented with Tatyana Tolstaya the talk show “School of Scandal”. In 2006 debuted as director with the film “The Relation” (prize for best debut at Kinotavr). Her next two titles “Two Days” (2011, Golden Eagle Awards to Best Actress and Best Actor) and “Kokoko” (2012) both gained critical and audience success. In 2012 founded the Vykhod Fund, which assists with the solution of problems of autism in Russia.


Theater them. Chekhov

19:30 - The history of one destination (Russia), Dir. Avdotya Smirnova, 112 ', 12+


Cinema "October", big hall

17:00 - The history of one destination (Russia), Dir. Avdotya Smirnova, 112 ', 12+ (repeat)