Anna Mikhalkova, Yana Troyanova, Anna Parmas, Yulia Snigir, Konstantin Shelestun, Eygenii Muravich, Gennadii Smirnov
Melodrama, 90 min,CTB Film Company, Russia, 2012
KOKOKO, language Russian
Lisa is an intellectual. Her life consists of her work at an ethnographic museum, TV in the evenings, and sex with her ex-husband on weekends. Vika is a typical provincial woman. To her, a holiday in St. Petersburg means vodka, parties, and adventures. They have little in common, or so it seems. However, when they meet by chance, they become friends. Lisa the intellectual and Vika the provincial are two sides of the same coin called ‘Russia’. The story is reminiscent of Joseph Losey’s The Servant, albeit set in modern Russia.
festivals & awards
Russian Resurrection FF, Australia; Haifa IFF, Israel; ListopadFF, Belorussia; Cottbus IFF, Germany; Sputnik FF, Poland; Honfleur FF, France; Riga FF, Latvia; Humburg Kinoforum, Germany; Marbella IFF, Spain; Film Festival in Munster and Dusseldorf, Germany; 3rd Beijing International Film Festival, China; Festival of Russian Cinema Kinotavr, Sochi, Russia: Best Actresses Prize – Anna Mikhalkova and Yana Troyanova; Amur Fall FF, Blagoveshchensk, Russia: Best Script; Russian FF Vivat, Russian cinema!, St. Petersburg, Russia: Best Script, Russian Press Prize, Audience Award