Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan
She can’t afford to raise a child.
She has no job, debts to be paid, not even a room of her own.
But there is no way to suppress her natural instincts.
He graduated in 1982 from the aviation college in Krivoi Rog, Ukraine, then furthered his studies at the Radiotechnical Faculty of the Electrotechnical Institute in Novosibirsk. He then attended film school in Moscow, graduating in 1993. He worked for nine years for the airline company Aeroflot as a radio engineer. After several documentaries, Dvortsevoy made his first fiction feature in 2008: TULPAN. The much-acclaimed film made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Prize.
2008 - TULPAN
2004 - IN THE DARK (V Temnote), doc
1999 - HIGHWAY (Trassa), doc
1998 - BREAD DAY (Hlebny Den), doc
1995 - PARADISE (Schastie), doc
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Sergey Dvortsevoy
Written by: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennady Ostrovsky
Produced by: Thanassis Karathanos, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Martin Hampel, Anna Wydra
Cinematography: Jolanta Dylewska
Editing: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Petar Markovic
Production Design: Olga Jurasova
Costume Design: Aleksandra Demidova
Make-Up & Hair: Tomasz Matraszek
Sound Design: Martin Frühmorgen, Joanna Napieralska
Visual Effects: Jarek Gawroński
Main Cast: Samal Yeslyamova (Ayka)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2018