director and producer
Nellie Popova, Eugeny Baranov, Michail Razumovsky
Drama/comedy, 79 min, Russia, 2017
оriginal title GUPESHKA, language Russian
“Guppy” is the nickname of the film’s main character Tamara given to her by her husband. Guppy is a little aquarium fish able to survive in any conditions, even in the sewerage. “Guppy” is a play by the world-famous playwright Vassiliy Sigarev, the winner of the London Evening Standarts Award as “Most Promising Playwright”. The award was handed to him by Tom Stoppard who excitedly compared him to Dostoyevsky. The basic plot of the play is somewhat a vaudeville. Him, Her, and the Husband – a classical love triangle. However, the author defines its genre as “maybe comedy, maybe tragedy”.
MOVEMENT FILM FESTIVAL (Omsk, Russia) - Best Actress Award
FIlm is pre-selected for New Zealand International Film Awards
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