Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Kiril Serebrennikov: Yuri's Day (2008)

Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Featuring: Kseniya Rappoport, Yevgeniya Kuznetsova, Sergei Sosnovsky, Roman Shmakov

Yuri’s Day is a mystical drama directed by Kirill Serebrennikov ("Playing the Victim") produced after the script by Yuri Arabov, long term coauthor of Alexander Sokurov. In the film a well-known opera singer comes with his student son to the native, ancient town Yurjev-Polsky to say goodbye before their departure to Germany for a permanent residence. But during an excursion at the monastery her son mysteriously disappears. And the singer, a metropolitan creature, is compelled to stay for a long time in the small town to become closely acquainted with its inhabitants and customs and hoping that her son will be found. Ksenia Rappoport as opera diva received the Award for the Best Actress at the National Film Festival "Kinotavr" in Sochi.

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