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Twilight Portrait (2011)
 (บรรยายอังกฤษ)
 
   
 

Director:Angelina Nikonova Producer:Olga Dykhovichnaya, Angelina Nikonova Screenplay by:Olga Dykhovichnaya, Angelina Nikonova  Running time:105 min Country:Russia Language:Russian Genre:Drama Subtitle:English 

Starring:Sergei Borisov, Olga Dykhovichnaya, Sergei Golyudov, Roman Merinov, Vsevolod Voronov

 
 

หนังตัวอย่าง:


รางวัล: 8 wins and 3 nominations

 

 

 

Art Film Festival 2012

Won
Blue Angel
Best Film
Angelina Nikonova 

Jury statement: "compelling and unusual plot and courageous portrait of the post-Soviet era, as ... More

Best Female Performanc
Olga Dykhovichnaya 

Jury statement: "for her sensitive performance, in which she managed to reveal the contradictory ... More

 

Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema 2011

Won
Grand Prize
Best Film
Angelina Nikonova (director) 
Olga Dykhovichnaya (producer) 
Baraban Films (production company) 
 

European Film Awards 2012

Nominated
European Discovery of the Year
Angelina Nikonova 
 

Jeonju Film Festival 2012

Nominated
Woosuk Award
Angelina Nikonova 
 

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2011

Won
Golden Puffin
Angelina Nikonova (director) 
 

Stockholm Film Festival 2011

Won
Best Actor
Sergei Borisov 

Motivation of the jury: We would like to honour a man who through his performance manage to ... More

Nominated
Bronze Horse
Angelina Nikonova 
 

Thessaloniki Film Festival 2011

Won
Golden Alexander
Angelina Nikonova (director) 
Won
Hellenic Association of Film Critics Award
Best Film
Angelina Nikonova 
 

Warsaw International Film Festival 2011

Won
Competition 1-2 Award
Angelina Nikonova 

For the original approach and courage in showing the true situation of women in a world in which ... More


 
 

Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.

 

Storyline
Marina is a gorgeous upper-crust Muscovite with an opulent wardrobe and good-looking husband to match. She''s employed as a social worker, a profession offering meager financial rewards. Thankfully her affluent father provides the supplementary income her job, and her hapless husband, cannot. Yet instead of finding contentment in her win-win situation, Marina carries on an affair with her best friend''s husband, and also initiates a bizarre series of erotic encounters with a deadbeat cop who previously raped her. Written by TIFF

User Reviews

Beautiful raw and psychological drama that fascinates till the end

by fl-stuit (Netherlands)
I LOVE YOU... I LOVE YOU... wonderful how these three words in the film are used as an emotional weapon.

Beautiful raw and psychological drama that fascinates till the end of the movie. Besides the average visuals in the first few minutes, the rest of the film is visually well made. A fine Eastern bloc atmosphere by the way, which shows us the sad reality of Russian society today (as we may believe Angelina Nikonova, director).

Twilight Portrait is not an advertisement for Russia and his fine society. Nice cops though ;)... I just booked my ticket for holiday... who''s next?

 

User Reviews
A commentary about Russian society in the style of Haneke

by Gustaf Ottosson (Sweden)
Having seen such a wonderful film at the Stockholm Film Festival as "Twilight Portrait" I was quite embarrassed when my countrymen showed themselves to be culturally handicapped when asking director Angelina Nikonova and co-writer/lead actor Olga Dykhovichnaya, at the screenings Q/A, some of the most obvious questions ever. This cultural (including literature, art and cinema) ineptitude is the only explanation I can possibly have for this, since "Twilight Portrait" is an excellent movie on many different levels.

Above all Nikonova and Dykhovichnaya have made a movie that, in the vein of Gogol and Dostoevsky, comments on a country that they love, but a society that they desperately want to improve. The flaws of modern Russian society are accurately addressed by the creators, and what is foremost eminent about this targeting is that, even though festival writers want to accentuate the gender issue, it applies to all levels of inadequacy - no matter if it is police corruption (genderless) or male chauvinism.

Psychology plays an enormous part of this movie and in an age where heavily make-uped pirates or vampires facing teenage dilemmas is the norm, I hope AN and OD applies the philosophy "It is not HOW MANY people you impress, but rather WHO you impress that matters" to their filmmaking, otherwise they are going to be disappointed. Most people will find this movie boring and slow, because they are used to shallow, fast moving plot. Some scenes are truly harrowing and not for the common viewer.

Nikonova use some techniques that are characteristic for Michael Haneke and she masters them quite well, which makes me confide in her ability to make good movies. Haneke is, according to me, the world''s premier director, and anyone who successfully can be influenced by his work is a huge friend of mine.

A last note on this movie is that I''ve seen quite a lot of modern Russian productions (including the work of Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Andrei Zvyagintsev and Alexander Zeldovich), though it is really rare that I get moved in the way that "Twilight Portrait" moved me. Perhaps it is because I recognize the truthfulness in Nikonovas description of modern Russia, and if anyone less subjected to empiricism concerning this country watches it, it must be the best window into an unknown world created in a long time.


 

 





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