In the main competition of the 29th Tokyo international film festival, which will take place in late October, the Russian painting “After you,” Anna matison. The main role of the once famous ballet dancer Temnikova — performed by Sergei Bezrukov. He became the General producer of the project.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Sergei Bezrukov commented on the news: “I Want to congratulate all who created this picture. We entered the competition as one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Tokyo! It is a festival of so-called category “A”, participation in this competition is already a huge win, because of more than a thousand applications from 98 countries took only 16, including our film. For us to Anya is a great honor to represent our country, and these are not empty words”.
That’s what Bezrukov told about his work: “I had never acted in art films. It is a revelation, a chance to re-try their hand. Always loved dance, was the first in the class, then we have established a couple of my classmate Camille Cayolle. I’ve always been a fan of Baryshnikov, Pina Bausch. And the impetus for the film was the play “the adventures of” Marius Karbauskis. The choreographer Radu Poklitaru, who worked on our painting, at the first rehearsal said, “in addition to jumping all going to do it myself.” Ballet short age: 35 years. And me 42 years had to dance. Denis Matvienko performed the jumps. That’s who I danced with my doubles, so this Anastasia Bezrukova. Wrote the script specifically for her, but we didn’t know that she was engaged in artistic gymnastics. I was worried more than Anastasia, was afraid to slip up and have to do it all over again. I won’t recognize myself in this film. So back have not kept. Sometimes improvised to such an extent that it became a. Anya told me: “not, Not! Where Temnikov?” Had to cut out everything that I did as Bezrukov. The premiere was experienced as a real choreographer. My hero Temnikov has dignity, no matter what happens in his life.”
Russian films in recent years, rarely hit the Tokyo festival. Arc became 2014, when just two awards for artistic contribution and the channel Wowow — received “Test” Alexander Kott, of a nuclear explosion. And this topic is in Japan still is an open wound. Then showed out of competition “White nights postman Alexei Trapezina” Konchalovsky. In 2010 in one of the programs attended children’s film “Elephant” by Vladimir Karabanov, and the track star with a giant Cheburashka was the writer Eduard Uspensky. The rights to the beloved cartoon hero recently departed Japan.
The team of Sergey Bezrukov just sent a request to the festival and received a positive response. All were sent to the contest 1200 movies. Director General Yasushi Shiina of the festival commented on the appearance of the picture “behind”: “This film will change your idea of what Russian cinema”.
Only in Tokyo will show about 200 paintings, and in the main competition — 16. Among them Brazilian tape “Silence in heaven”, the “7 minute” Michele Placido (Italy—France—Switzerland; Placido starred in his film, but one of the roles played by his daughter Violante), “Big big world” Reha Erdem from Turkey, “Yesterday’s rise,” Chris Krum with one of the best actors Germany Lars Eidinger in the lead role (he will compete with Sergei Bezrukov in the category “Best male role”), French “Paris Prestige” with Melanie Laurent, Chinese painting “No problem”, “Tramp” Adam Leon from the USA, from Japan — “Japanese girls never die” 30-year-old Director Matsui Daigo and the “snow woman” Kiki Sugino. Also in the competition films from Iran, the Philippines, Scandinavia, which is represented by extremely ornate.
President of the jury was the French Director, producer and writer Jean-Jacques Beneks, once brightly debuted in the film “Diva”. He also directed “the moon in the gutter” with Gerard Depardieu and Nastassja Kinski and the infamous film “IP5: the Island of pachyderms”, with the participation of Yves Montand, who died of a heart attack caused by pneumonia, which he received on the set of Lenexa. He had to do several takes in the icy water. In 1994 Benex made a documentary “Otaku” of Japanese youth, but now mainly engaged in the producing.
Among the topics relevant to this year’s festival, in addition to co-productions with China and stated this: the promotion of films to the Russian market.