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Closeness / Tesnota


Director : Kantemir Balagov

Russia
2017
118 min.
Kabardian, Russian

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Closeness / Tesnota

Russia
2017
118 min.
Kabardian, Russian


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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

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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