MY STEPBROTHER FRANKENSTEIN
Leonid Yarmolnik, Daniil Spivakovsky, Elena Yakovleva, Sergey Garmash
Leonid Yarmolnik, Margo Krzchizchevskaya
Drama, 120 min, Prior-Premier and Racoon TV, Russia, 2004
оriginal title MOY SVODNIY BRAT FRANKENSHTEIN language Russian
The life of a prosperous Moscow family is shattered when the head of the family learns that he has a grown son from a short encounter with a woman he cannot even remember. None of them could have imagined that the war would come into their home with this young stranger who wants only to protect his new found family from the horrors of his own war.
festivals & awards
25 festivals selections, including: “Kinotavr” – Grand Prix, Best Acting Ensemble Prize and Russian Film Critics Award; Karlovy Vary – FIPRESCI Award; Lecce, (Italy) – Best Film Prize for “the ability to capture the numerous contradictions of European society in a synthetical idea which is able to reach the different levels of the audience”; Best Screenplay Prize for “... quality of writing which is able to make a synthesis of individual and collective problems in a very interesting language”