Online movie screenings VIII SIFFA 2020

Main Competition

MARIAM

Country: Kazakhstan

Director: Sharipa Urazbaeva

Cast: Meruert Sabbusinova, Almas Bektibaev, Khamza Koksebek

The film is based on real events, the actress plays herself. The film tells the story of Mariam, the mother of four children. After her husband mysteriously disappears, she has to deal with life’s hardships on her own, forcing her to make life changing decisions and understand herself better.

The Story of a Painting

Country: Russia

Director: Ruslan Magomadov

Cast: Iznaur Ortseuv, Eugeny Bavykin

Humanity can be saved, but does it want to be? 

A man arrives from Europe to Chechnya. There is a priceless thing he has to find, which holds keys to his future. Will he be able to achieve his goal without losing something more valuable?

OVERLINE

Country: Russia

Director: Vadim Dubrovitsky

Cast: Anna Dubrovskaya, Fedor Lavrov, Vyacheslav Abashin, Veronika Povalyaeva, Elizaveta Zarubina, Yaroslava Bazaeva, Ilariya Grebennikova, Timur Visnyakin, Vasilisa Nestrueva

Alina is a five-year-old girl, whose mother has been stricken by a terrible illness. Alina’s father decides his little daughter should go to his sister in the countryside, to avoid exposing the girl to her mother’s illness. The sister, Irma, Alina’s aunt, has three children, two of them Alina’s age. Living in Aunt Irma’s house proves quite a challenge for Alina. A city child, she finds it hard to adapt to the freedoms and restrictions of countryside life. Even though she does eventually become accepted, her dreams of returning to her family home and seeing her mother get well never go away.

FARIDA

Country: Russia | Azerbaijan

Director: Ksenija Lagutina

Cast: Mariam Ibragimova, Abdukarim Nasirov, Dilya Ulasheva, Asema Karabaeva

Farida, a hard of hearing girl from an Azerbaijani village, arrives in St. Petersburg in search of Murad’s husband. At home, she has a little son. Farida gets two jobs at once – at a gas station and in a fast-food cafe and in parallel is looking for her missing husband. In a series of failures, layoffs and fruitless searches, she unexpectedly notices that she has tender feelings for her workmate at a fast-food cafe.

Documentary Film Competition

Secondary World

Country: Russia

Director: Alexandra Pustynnova

Why do grown men and women love cartoons about ponies? Why do they learn to fight the Jedi and Siths with lightsabers? Why do they make animal costumes and then transform into animals? Why do they replace the real world with a fictional one? This film will tell you about the Russian geek community which reflects – in a clear yet sometimes exaggerated way – new interests, social developments and issues our society faces.

GOTFRID GASANOV. MAESTRO OF MOUNTAINS
Country: Russia
 
Directors: Alexey Artemiev, Olga Murzina

The plot is based on stories from the life of the composer Gotfrid Gasanov. In the 1920s, he wrote down songs and melodies of the peoples of Dagestan. He wrote the first Dagestan opera Khochbar, he became the first director of the Dagestan song and dance ensemble. He achieved the opening of a music school in Makhachkala. 

Short Film Competition - Prospectives

The Road

Country: Russia

Director: Vladimir Parkhomenko

The film is built on visual images and reflections on age. The main character is a boy in a baby stroller. As he rolls down a hill, the boy begins to grow, and the stroller changes with him, turning into an age-appropriate vehicle. A bicycle appears underneath him when he is presented as a 5-7-year-old, a motorcycle – as 12-17-year-old and so on. The lower down the hill the character finds himself, the faster he ages, the faster his life accelerates, the more serious the obstacles that confront him. Ultimately, the boy, having gone all the way through life, finds himself at an old age above the cliff between life and death. This is a visual metaphor for the different phases of growing up, for the transformation from a boy to a man, and from a man to an old man.

Music of Goa

Country: Russia

Director: Akim Salbiev

Goa is a state in India where composer Anatoly Zubkov lives and feels inspired to create. He holds Russia in his heart. His freedom is the inspiration he feels in Goa.

A Very Important Day

Country: Russia

Director: Olessya Aleynikova

Cast: Ilya Averin, Peter Natarov, Emilia Glagoleva, Ivan Ivashkin, Elena Tashayeva, Elena Saar

A talented asocial young violinist is dreaming of simply playing his violin but his domineering parents and his teacher who dreams of fame force him to enter an important competition. Will he acquiesce to his parents or stay true to himself and his dreams no matter what?

Metro

Country: Russia

Director: Valentin Tyuterev

A sparrow’s odyssey around the underground world.

Tandem

Country: Russia

Director: Veronika Peat

“Tandem” is a film about love and the interconnections between the filmmaker and her ‘non-heroic’ characters. During lockdown an English poet invents a poetry machine, Humbaba that is capable of infusing algorithm poetry with human feelings. His retelling of the stories from the Epic of Gilgamesh echoes the stories of the filmmaker’s mother about a shaman and Putin. As the filmmaker’s son is growing up, he shares his feelings about his first love over the phone and reflects on telepathy.

Music festival "IRIDA"

RECORD ONLINE BROADCAST OF THE OPENING GALA CEREMONY
Record ONLINE BROADCAST OF THE GALA CLOSING CEREMONY
Maxim Vengerov's address to the participants and guests of the IRIDA Music Festival
Evening with Lyubov Balagova and Musical and Poetic Concert "Courage to Live"
CREATIVE EVENING AND CONCERT OF EKATERINA SEMENOVA
Meeting with People's Artist of Russia Larisa Luzhina
Film screening with musical accompaniment. Film "Circassian"
Film screening accompanied by a symphony orchestra

Video composition for the Chamber Symphony by D. Shostakovich “In memory of the victims of fascism and war” op.110a. Accompanied by the Sochi Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Oleg Soldatov.

Music in cinema: principles of interaction between composer, director and producer

The master class is devoted to the principles of interaction between a director, composer and producer and reveals the features of the creative and legal aspects of cooperation in this area, as well as the specifics of the composer’s work in cinema, including the specifics of writing music for the frame.

CONCERT OF CLASSIC MUSIC OF THE SOCHINSK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNDER THE CONTROL OF MAESTRO OLEG SOLDATOV (PART 1)

Conductor and soloist, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Valery Vorona (violin), People’s Artist of Russia Mikhail Utkin (cello), guest soloist of the Bolshoi Academic Theater and the Rome Opera Sergei Radchenko (tenor). The concert featured works by D. Shostakovich, A. Raskatov, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Piazzolla, E. Capua, L. Denz.

CONCERT OF CLASSICAL MUSIC OF THE SOCHINSK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNDER THE CONTROL OF MAESTRO OLEG SOLDATOV (PART 2)

Conductor and soloist, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Valery Vorona (violin), People’s Artist of Russia Mikhail Utkin (cello), guest soloist of the Bolshoi Academic Theater and the Rome Opera Sergei Radchenko (tenor). The concert featured works by D. Shostakovich, A. Raskatov, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Piazzolla, E. Capua, L. Denz.

Cry Jerusalem
Sateney Quartet
Terek Sonata
The project was funded by a grant from the Russian Cultural Foundation, provided within the framework of the Creative People federal project of the Culture national project