Varicella

Norway | 2015 | 25 min
Russian | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Ben Berhard
Distribution: Sant & Usant
Editing: Vlad Grishin
Producer: Anita Rehoff Larsen
Production: Sant & Usant
Categories :
FIFA Competition
 

Synopsis

Presented in partnership with ICI ARTV and Danse Danse

Nastia, aged 13, and her 7-year-old sister Polina, share a dream of becoming star ballerinas. Admitted to a prestigious Russian ballet academy, they are both completely devoted to their rigorous and demanding training. Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary presents their close relationship and their love of dance, as Nastia encourages her sister to “dance with an open soul.” It tells their story with an economy of words and mirrors the art of ballet: at once sublime and solemn, stylish and understated.

Directors

Victor Kossakovsky

Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky was born in 1961. He began his career at the Leningrad documentary studio as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor in 1978. For many of his films, he acts as editor, cinematographer, writer and director. He graduated from the High Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow in 1988. In 1993, his first feature, Belovy (1992), won the VPRO Joris Ivens Award and the Audience Award at IDFA. He has since won more than 100 awards. His latest films are Vivan Las Antipodas! (2011) and Demonstration (2015).
Filmography | Demonstration (2015), Vivan Las Antipodas! (2011), Belovy (1992).

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Screenings playing this movie

18:00
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Screening # 27
Presented by ICI ARTV + Danse Danse
Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia
FIFA Competition

Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Germany | 55 min | 2016

Russian, German, English | Subtitles in English

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Varicella

Norway | 25 min | 2015

Russian | Subtitles in English

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20:45
Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal
Screening # 85
Presented by ICI ARTV + Danse Danse
Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia
FIFA Competition

Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Germany | 55 min | 2016

Russian, German, English | Subtitles in English

Varicella
FIFA Competition

Varicella

Norway | 25 min | 2015

Russian | Subtitles in English

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