THE HUNTER

director
Bakur Bakuradze

THE HUNTER

cast

Mikhail Barskovich, Tatjana Shapovalova, Oksana Semenova, Gera Avdochenok


producer

Sergey Selyanov


production

Drama, 123 min, Salvador D for CTB Film Company Russia, 2011


оriginal title

OKHOTNIK, language Russian


synopsis


Ivan Dunaev, a farmer, gets up early. He feeds his piglets, does paperwork, fixes the tractor, and weighs the meat he’ll take in his old pickup truck to the market to sell. He has a wife, a teenage daughter, and a young son. And he loves to hunt. His world revolves around these things. Then, one day, two new workers, Lyuba and Raya, on work release from the local prison colony, arrive on the farm. Ivan doesn’t notice it at first, but something begins to change…


festivals & awards


Certain Regard, Cannes; Split, Croatia: Grand Prix; Kinotavr, Sochi, Russia: Best Director; Listapad, Minsk, Belorussia: Grand Prix; Art Film Fest, Slovak Republic; Trencianske Teplice,Trencin, Slovenia; Era New Horizons, Poland; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Locarno, Switzerland; Haifa, Israel; Reykjavik, Iceland; Damascus, Syria; IFF of India, Goa; Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Pacific Meridian FF, Vladivostok,Russia; Cotbus, Germany; Molodist FF in Kiev, Ukrain; Sputnik FF, Warsaw, Poland