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House With a Turret

Dom s bashenkoy

This b&w wartime drama unfolds in Soviet Russia as an eight-year-old boy travels back to Ukraine from Moscow with his sick mother. Eva Neymann's touching second film creates a stunning visual journey into a country covered in snow and left poor by war.

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June 4, 2013 9:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
June 7, 2013 11:00 AM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

This black-and-white wartime drama unfolds in Soviet Russia as an eight-year-old boy travels back to Ukraine from Moscow with his sick mother. Traveling toward his grandfather, they end up in an unknown war-torn town where the boy's mother is transported to a nearby hospital. In the uncertain times of WWII, who will help him find the house with the turret where his relatives live? Who can help when everyone is desperately entrenched in their own survival? Director Eva Neymann's touching film creates a stunning visual journey into a country covered in snow and left poor by war. This is a place of beautiful, deserted landscapes and people over-come by both need and greed. The tranquil black and white images created by Lithuanian cameraman Rimmvydas Leipus masterfully evoke the atmosphere of the times. The film is based on the autobiographical story by writer and screenwriter Friedrich Gorenstein, who penned the script for Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris and Nikita Mikhalkov's A Slave of Love. House With a Turret is a take on old-fashioned filmmaking of the very highest quality.

Director Biography
Before deciding to pursue film directing, Ukraine-born Neymann spent her time studying to become a lawyer. Having produced and written short stories and documentaries, she directed her first feature At the River in 2007.

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Director: Eva Neymann
Principal Cast: Dmitriy Kobetskoy, Yekaterina Golubeva, Mikhail Veksler
Premiere Status: North America
Country: Ukraine
Year: 2012
Running Time: 81 minutes
Producer: Aleksander Tkachenko, Stanislav Zurahov
Screenplay: Eva Neymann
Cinematographers: Rimmvydas Leipus
Editors: Pavel Zalesov
Music: Jürgen Gröziner, Erik Satie
Website: http://www.eyeonfilms.org/film/house-with-a-turret-en/
Awards: Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2012 (East of the West Award); Shanghai International Film Festival 2012 (Golden Goblet Award); Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2012 (Grand Prix); Batumi Film Festival 2012 (Jury Prize)
Filmography: At the River (2007)
Language: Russian
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
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