Posts Tagged ‘Ella Manzheeva’

The famous actress and model Eugenia Mandzhieva is among the nominees for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The famous actress and model Eugenia Mandzhieva is among the nominees for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Film “The gulls”, created by Ella Manzheeva, talks about the difficult life of the inhabitants of the city Lagan, living by the sea on the edge of Europe – in a little known and mysterious Republic of Kalmykia.

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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Gulls’

The Gulls film Alissa Simon
Berlin Film Review: ‘The Gulls’

A powerfully atmospheric but narratively understated debut for talented Kalmykia-born helmer-writer Ella Manzheeva.

An unhappily married young woman who can’t quite bring herself to change her life finds that fate has a way of intervening in “The Gulls,” a powerfully atmospheric but narratively understated debut that nevertheless marks Russian helmer-writer Ella Manzheeva as a talent to watch. Manzheeva sets the minimalistic action in her homeland, Kalmykia, Read the rest of this entry »

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A film about Kalmykia ‘The Gulls’ will represent Russia in Berlin

Фильм Чайки Elza lives in a small town Lagan in the Republic of Kalmykia on the Caspian Sea.

Another year comes to an end, it’s cold and the steppe is covered in a thin layer of snow. When her husband, who makes a living from illegal fishing, asks her one night what she did during the day, she lies. She wasn’t at her mother’s, but at the bus stop. She thought of leaving – to find out what it might be to escape the infinite expanse of her dreary small world. But she didn’t dare; instead she stays and withdraws into herself, unconcerned by who might see.

One day, her husband doesn’t return from a dangerous boat trip. Read the rest of this entry »

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