Closeness / Tesnota
1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia.
twenty-four-year-old Ilana works in her
father’s garage to help him make ends meet.
One evening, her extended family and friends
gather to celebrate the engagement of her
younger brother David. Later that night, the
young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom
demand is delivered.
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Producer: Nikolay Yankin, Edward Pichugin, Alexander Sokurov
Screenwriter: Anton Yarush, Kantemir Balagov
Director of Photography: Artem Yemelyanov
Editor: Kantemir Balagov
Cast: Darya Zhovner, Olga Dragunova, Artem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov, Veniamin Kats
Sound: Andrey Nikitin
Production Company: Example of Intonation, Alexander Sokurov's Fund
Kantemir Balagov was born on July 28, 1991 in Nalchik. In 2015, he completed his studies at the Director's course of Alexander Sokurov in Kabardino-Balkar State University.
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