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Genre: docudrama
Tags: satire, donbass,
Synopsis

The film’s action happens in the Donbass in our days. The protagonist is the Slovak Mira, who leaves his boring life of an émigré in England to go to the Luhansk People’s Republic. He sees his mission in the restoration of symbols of the Soviet empire: the monuments to Lenin, to miners, to workers… The actors in the film are not professionals, but each hero „plays himself”, relates his own history, and exists in the given circumstances.

Mihkel Möölman

Director
Denis Shabaev

(b. 1980). From 2001–2004 studied at the Film Institute VGIK. Then engaged in business in cinema and other areas. In 2010 made his first film, “Old Tiflis Fairy Tales”, which received a special prize in the competition Profession: Reporter. His first feature film, “Not My Job” (2015), won the prize for Best Debut and a Diploma from the Guild of Film Critics and Scholars at Kinotavr 2016, the jury prize at Visions Du Reel in Nyon (Switzerland), and two prizes at the GoEast festival in Wiesbaden (Germany). “Mira” is his second feature film.

Filmography
  • Vmeste (doc, Together, 2014)
  • Zhuzhaya rabota (doc, Not My Job, 2015)
  • Mira (2018)
Wed, 28.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
130307
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 130307
Movie guests
Director Denis Shabaev, Producer  Natalia Mokritskaja
Sat, 01.12.2018
9:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
161708
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 161708
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Russia
Year: 2018
Duration: 70 minutes
Language: Russian
Director: Denis Shabaev
Producers: Uliana Savelieva, Mila Rozanova
Writer: Denis Shabaev
DOP: Irina Shatalova
Montage: Denis Shabaev
Composer: Mikhail Nozhkin
Cast:  Miroslav Rogach, Alexander Zaslavsky, Arkhip Petrov
Production: Novye Lyudi
Festival: Kinotavr
Synopsis

The film’s action happens in the Donbass in our days. The protagonist is the Slovak Mira, who leaves his boring life of an émigré in England to go to the Luhansk People’s Republic. He sees his mission in the restoration of symbols of the Soviet empire: the monuments to Lenin, to miners, to workers… The actors in the film are not professionals, but each hero „plays himself”, relates his own history, and exists in the given circumstances.

Mihkel Möölman

Director
Denis Shabaev

(b. 1980). From 2001–2004 studied at the Film Institute VGIK. Then engaged in business in cinema and other areas. In 2010 made his first film, “Old Tiflis Fairy Tales”, which received a special prize in the competition Profession: Reporter. His first feature film, “Not My Job” (2015), won the prize for Best Debut and a Diploma from the Guild of Film Critics and Scholars at Kinotavr 2016, the jury prize at Visions Du Reel in Nyon (Switzerland), and two prizes at the GoEast festival in Wiesbaden (Germany). “Mira” is his second feature film.

Filmography
  • Vmeste (doc, Together, 2014)
  • Zhuzhaya rabota (doc, Not My Job, 2015)
  • Mira (2018)