Twilight Portrait (Portret v sumerkakh)Twilight Portrait is a powerhouse collaboration co-written and co-produced by Angelina Nikonova, who directed, and Olga Dihovichnaya, who stars in this dark, provocative, and constantly surprising debut feature. In a modern Russian city where corruption, apathy, and class warfare are the norm, a woman is raped, rather casually, by the police. What follows explodes the conventions of sexual politics and will certainly have viewers talking. This staggering film features great performances and an unvarnished view of life in the age of Putin.
Q&A with the director at both screenings!
2011. Russia. 105 min.
Director: Angelina Nikonova
Writers: Olga Dihovichnaya, Angelina Nikonova
Director of Photography: Eben Bull
Editor: Elena Afanasyeva
Production Designer: Oleg Fedikhin
Cast: Olga Dihovichnaya, Sergei Borisov, Roman Merinov, Sergey Golyudov, Anna Ageeva
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