Ivan

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Russia | 2016 | 94 minutes | Alyona Davydova

Ivan is an ambulance driver in a small Russian town who becomes inspired to make much-needed changes to his life after he unexpectedly becomes the temporary guardian of a charming yet sassy ten-year-old girl in this funny and compassionate drama.

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In the often funny and tender drama Ivan, a charming yet sassy ten-year-old girl gives an ex-pilot a chance to redeem himself. Ivan played adroitly and naturally by Kirill Polukhin (The Fool), used to spend his days as an air force pilot as well as flying a helicopter. Now he lives in a very small town, drives an ambulance, and has long since given up his old dreams and passions. His brother lives outside of Russia and consistently tries to convince Ivan to leave and start fresh somewhere—but Ivan would never do that. He, like many people of his generation, has settled into complacency with his slow-paced, never-changing life. However, when Ivan meets a young girl named Tonya (Pauline Gohman) and her little dog Tuzik, his world forever changes. Tonya's habit of running toward conflict head-on instead of away from it does more than just clash with Ivan's apathetic mindset—it shakes him to his core, inspiring him to make some much-needed changes. In her debut film, Alyona Davydova crafts an intriguing examination of the human condition and the power of chance meetings.

Director Biography

Alyona Davydova was born on June 25, 1977 in Irkutsk, Russa. In 2007, she received a diploma from the State Institute of cinematography in Moscow (VGIK).

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  • Director: Alyona Davydova
  • Principal Cast: Kirill Polukhin, Polina Gukhman, Anastasia Melnikova
  • Premiere Status: North America
  • Country: Russia
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Producer: Alexei German Jr
  • Screenplay: Alyona Davydova
  • Cinematographers: Artem Dzharayan
  • Editors: Nelly Arzhkova
  • Music: Leonid Fedorov
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Russian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP