Pechorin

Language: Russian 
Country: Russian Federation 
Runtime: 01:34:40
Genre: Drama 
Production budget: 750 000 USD
 

 

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Pechorin

Based on the Russian classic Mikhail Lermontov novel “The Hero of Our Time”. 
All events shown as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero, as a series of irrevocable mistakes and interpreted anew: it is either reconsideration or repentance. Recollections make main hero torment himself over his own past pretenses that seem ridicules now agonize and despair over his perfect indifference to everything except himself, see the horrible aspect of killing his friend, a greenhorn and a show-off. The final action of an intelligent and outstanding man is judging oneself without mercy.

 

 
Information for the audience: 
Pechorin is a smoky, contemplative journey into the human soul. Our hero is dying on a rickety cart. The scene around him: nothing but desert. But the life he has led has been anything but barren. Hasn’t it? A bon vivant and debauchee who has lived only for the moment, he is suddenly grappling with questions that long evaded him: what is life all about, and because it only ends in death, are its trials and pleasures even worth the effort? His past indifference to everything except himself, when contrasted with the surrounding, windswept sands that he will join soon enough, make him appear, on reflection, at best a greenhorn and a show-off. Pechorin deems this unacceptable. So, unable to lift his body a single paid, he will instead raise his spirit by choosing the final action of an intelligent, and indeed outstanding, man: to judge oneself without mercy.
 
 
Directors: Roman Khrushch

Writers: Roman Khrushch

Producers: Leonid Litvak

Key cast: Stanislav Riadinskiy, Dmitriy Podnozov, Irina Savitskova, Iliya Shcherbinin, Klaudia Korshunova, Alexander Korshunov

 

 

Director: Roman Khrushch

Roman Khrushch was born in Kharkov (Ukraine) in 1960 in a family of the Soviet technical intelligentsia. His father Boris was the researcher in area of physics of low temperatures, and mother Lubov - the engineer-programmer. As a child he was fond of photography and that passion led him to VGIK (All-Union State Institute of Cinematography) at the age of 16. After graduation in 1981 he filmed documentaries as a director and cameraman. 15 years later, he decided to try his hand at feature films and graduated from Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors in 1998 as writer and director in studio of Vladimir Motyl, well-known russian director. His feature film debut was in 2001 (a short story "Cross-and-nought" in the almanac "Two paper Soldiers".
Now Roman Khrushch known as the writer and director of several films, TV-movies and documentaries, including feature-length movies Luck (2005), Black Lamb (2009), Pechorin (2011).

 

Screenings / Awards: 
PECHORIN - AWARD & NOMINIE LIST
 
WINNER
* BEST FEATURE FILM - London Film Awards, UK, December 15, 2012
* BEST DIRECTOR - New Hope Film Festival, USA, July 12-21, 2013
* BEST FEATURE FILM - Girona Film Festival, SPAIN, July 15-17, 2014
* BEST PHOTOGRAPHY - Girona Film Festival, SPAIN, July 15-17, 2014
* BEST FEATURE FILM - PICKNIC Film Festival, SPAIN, June 24-28, 2014
* BEST FEATURE FILM - Down East Flick Fest, USA, April 24-28, 2015
* BEST FEATURE FILM - Interurban Film Festival, USA, May 29-30, 2015
* BEST FEATURE FILM - Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional, BRAZIL, Aug, 2015
* BEST ART DIRECTOR - Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional, BRAZIL, Aug, 2015
* BEST FEATURE FILM – CEBU IFF, PHILIPPINES, Aug, 2015
* BEST IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – CEBU IFF, PHILIPPINES, Aug, 2015
* BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD - 12 Months Film Festival, ROMANIA, July 31, 2015
* BEST NARRATIVE FILM - George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, USA, 2014
* BEST FOREIGN FILM - Flagler Film Festival, USA, January, 09-11, 2015
* BEST ACTOR - New-York Eurasian Film Festival, USA, October, 2014
* BEST ACTOR - MICA Film Festival, BRAZIL, December, 02-28, 2014
* BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE - Valle d'Itria Film Festival, ITALY, September 2014
* BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - IFF for Religion,
   Spirituality & Visionary, INDONESIA, November, 13, 2013
* BEST PHOTOGRAPHY – Bar International Film Festival, MONTENEGRO, Oct, 2013
* GOLD WINNER FEATURE DRAMA - TrindieFest, USA, September, 18-21, 2014
* DIMOND AWARD WINNER - Filmmakers World Festival, INDONESIA, March 2015
* PLATINUM REMI AWARD - 46th WorldFest-Houston, USA, April 12-21, 2013
* AWARD WINNER - The Indie Gathering Film Festival, USA, August 15-17, 2014
* PLATINUM AWARD WINNER - International Independent Film Awards, USA, June, 2014
* AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - San Francisco Film Awards, USA, February 28, 2015
* HONORABLE MENTION - ART DIRECTION - Oregon Underground FF, USA, Nov, 2014
 
NOMINEE
* Iron Pointe Film Festival, USA, Aug, 2015
* MiddleCoast Film Festival, USA, Aug, 2015
* Miami Independent Film Festival, USA, Aug, 2015
* BLOWUP - Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest, USA, Dec, 2015
* Under the Moonlight International Film Festival, SPAIN, Aug, 2015
* New York - Audience Now, USA, May, 2015
* Rendezvous Festival, USA, May, 2015
* Three Cities Festival, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May, 2015
* Southeastern Film Festival, USA, April, 2015
* Oklahoma Urban Cinema Festival, USA, April, 2015
* The Rio Festival, BRAZIL, April, 2015
* CINEMÍSTICA, SPAIN, March 23, 2015
* Oklahoma Urban Cinema Festival, USA, April 10-16, 2015
* Silk Road Film Festival, IRELAND, March 18-22, 2015
* FANTASPORTO, PORTUGAL, February, 2015
* Berlin Underground Film Festival, GERMANY, March 8-14, 2015
* Overlook Film Festival, ITALY, December, 12-21, 2014
* East Lansing Film Festival, USA, November, 01-07, 2014
* Baghdad International Film Fest, IRAQ, October 15-19, 2014
* FFOCOL (Film Festival of Columbus), USA, October, 9-16, 2014
* Louisville's International Festival of Film, USA, October 9 -12, 2014
* El Dorado Film Festival, USA, September, 18-20, 2014
* CINEWEST, AUSTRALIA, September, 19-21, 2014
* Access Code Long Film Festival, INDIA, September 20, 2014
* Gwinnett Center International Film Festival, USA, August 01-03, 2014
* FICEE (festival internacional de cine educativo y espiritual), SPAIN, July 22-26, 2014
* Barcelona International Film Festival, USA, June 17, 2014
* Colortape International Film Festival, AUSTRALIA, May 30, 2014
* Sedona International Film Festival, USA, February 22 - March 03, 2014
* Beaufort International Film Festival, USA, February 12-16, 2014
* American Online Film Award, USA, December, 2013
* The Loft Film Festival, USA, November 8-15, 2013
* Laughlin International Film Festival, USA, October 11-14, 2013
* PollyGrind Underground Film Festival, USA, October 10-13, 2013
* FERFILMFEST, Republic of Kosovo, October 02-06, 2013
* Naperville Independent Film Festival, USA, September 14-21, 2013
* Salento International Film Festival, ITALY, September 7-14, 2013
* Long Island Film Festival, USA, August 30 – September 9, 2013
* The Boonies International, USA, August 14-17, 2013
* Maine International Film Festival, USA, July 12-21, 2013
* SouthSide Film Festival, USA, June 11-15, 2013
* Pineapple Underground Film Festival, HONG KONG, June 8-23, 2013
* The Delta International Film Festival, USA, April 24-26, 2013
* IFS - Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase, USA, March, 2013
* Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, USA, March 5-9, 2013
* Winter Film Awards, New York, USA, March 1-2, 2013
* Cine//B Film Festival, CHILE, November 23-30, 2012
* Sun&Sand Film Festival, USA, November 7-11, 2012
* Oaxaca FilmFest, Oaxaca, MEXICO, November 08-17, 2012
* River's Edge International Film Festival, USA, November 1-4, 2012
* Spirit Quest Film Festival, Edinboro, USA, April 13-15, 2012
* European Spiritual Film Festival, FRANCE, March 15-31, 2012
* Cape Winelands Film Festival, SOUTH AFRICA, March 14-24, 2012
* 13th Mumbai Film Festival, INDIA, October 13-20, 2011
* Cine o Festival de Cine de Bogota, COLOMBIA, October 10-20, 2011
* St. Petersburg International Film Festival “Kinoforum”, RUSSIA, July 10-15, 2011
 
Information for theatres: 
Student project: No
Completion date: 06.2011
Shooting format:  35mm
Aspect ratio: 1:1,86
Film color: Yes
First-time filmmaker: No

 

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