THE MAN WHO SURPRIZED EVERYONE

By Natalya MERKULOVA, Alexei CHUPOV

ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Environmental - Production 2018

How far are you willing to go to fight for your life?

Festivals
& Awards

Venice - Biennale 2018
Orrizonti - best actress
Busan - BIFF/APM 2018
Gouna 2018
Special mention
Bordeaux 2018
Special mention
Ping Yao 2018
Audience award
Honfleur 2018
Best film Best actor Best actress
Rotterdam IFFR 2020
Bright future
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA, ESTONIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Natalya MERKULOVA, Alexei CHUPOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Katia FILIPPOVA (Pan Atlantic), Katrin KISSA (Homeless Bob), Guillaume DE SEILLE (ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • The story of the film is based on memories of Natalia Merkulova's, the film director's, Siberian childhood, the village where she grew up, the people who surrounded her and the legends told in those places.
      Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. Unexpectedly, Egor finds out that he has terminal cancer and has only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save Egor. Finally, left with no other options, he decides to take the last desperate step. He attempts to completely change his identity in order to fool the oncoming death, just like Zhamba the drake, the hero of a legendary ancient Siberian epos, did.