Go to content Go to main menu

A Long and Happy Life

A Long and Happy Life

Sascha lives in a village in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. One day he is faced with a dilemma: the district’s self-seeking administrators offer him a lucrative deal for the farm. Sascha wants to take this chance for leaving the country life behind and moving to the city. But the farmers get him to change his mind. After that decission everything changes and Sascha is suddenly alone. Director Boris Khlebnikov develops a story from rural Russia into an existential human drama.

BORIS KHLEBNIKOV, born 1972 in Moscow, Russia. He studied film theory at the All-Russian State University of Cinematography. Khlebnikov's second collaboration with Popogrebski, ROADS TO KOKTEBEL, won several international awards. In 2010 Crossing Europe dedicated a Tribute to Koktebel Film Company, including Boris Khlebnikov. A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE competed at the Berlinale in 2013. // Films (selected): KOKTEBEL (Roads to Koktebel, 2003; CE '10, co-director), SUMASSHEDSHAYA POMOSHCH (Help Gone Mad, 2008; CE '10), DOLGAYA SCHASTLIVAYA ZHIZN (A Long and Happy Life, 2013)

European Panorama Fiction 2013

Boris Khlebnikov

Russia 2013
35mm / color
77 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Pavel Kostomarov
Editing
Ivan Lebedev
Sound
Maxim Belovolov
Cast
Alexander Yatsenko, Anna Kotova, Vladimir Korobeinikov, Sergey Nasedkin, Eugene Sitiy

Production

Koktebel Film Company
Chuksin Tupik 5-36
127206 Moscow
Russia
T +7 926 562 6477
F +7 495 984 2098
p.d.s@mail.ru
www.koktebelfilm.ru
World Sales

Films Boutique
Köpenicker Straße 184
10997 Berlin
Germany
T +49 30 695 378 50
F +49 30 695 378 51
info@filmsboutique.com
www.filmsboutique.com