Thursday, 18 October 2012

Karen Shakhnazarov: Courier - Курьер (1987)

The Courier (1986)

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Writers: Aleksandr Borodyanskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov (novel)
Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyayeva, Oleg Basilashvili

The Courier (1986)

Based on the novel of the same name by Karen Shakhnazarov, Courieris about a young high school graduate, Ivan Miroshnikov, who starts working as a courier in a publishing house for a literary magazine after he fails his exams. While delivering some documents, Ivan meets Katya and the two quickly fall in love. Ivan develops a knack for using his charm to please those around him, but just as easily seems to end up in a horrible mess by his own foolhardiness.

The Courier (1986)

Awards:
Moscow International Film Festival 1987 Special Prize

The Courier (1986)

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival de cinéma russe au Centre Wallonie Bruxelles de Kinshasa, Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 2012
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2010
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2009
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2009
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2000
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2000
- Nantes Russian Film Festival ''Univerciné'', Nantes (France), 1998
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987

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