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ARITMIYA / Arrhythmia

ARITMIYA / Arrhythmia

Oleg is heading for his thirties. He works as a paramedic and, after a hard shift, he likes to take a few swigs. His wife Katya is also a doctor, working in the hospital's emergency department. But her patience with Oleg is running thin, so she announces one day that she wants a divorce ... One of the most intriguing filmmakers on the Russian scene today, Boris Khlebnikov returns to the big screen with a meticulous piece of direction. Along with precise performances from the cast, the film examines a relationship experiencing an arrhythmia similar to that affecting the hearts of the patients Oleg treats in his job as a paramedic. (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

Boris Khlebnikov
Born in Moscow in 1972, Boris gave his debut with the internationally successful “Koktebel” (2003). His next film, “Free Floating” (2006), earned him Best Director at Kinotavr in Sochi. “Sumashedshaya pomoshch” (2009) premiered in Berlin’s Forum. In 2010 he was part of the Crossing Europe Tribute to Koktebel film company. In 2013 he returned to Berlinale with “Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn”, this time in competition.

Film Selection: Aritmiya (Arrhythmia, 2017) — Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn (A Long And Happy Life, 2013; CE’13) — Till Night Tears Us Apart (2012) — Sumashedshaya pomoshch (Help Gone Mad, 2009; CE’10) — Svobodnoe plavanie (Free Floating, 2006; CE’10) — Koktebel (The Roads To Koktebel, 2003; CE’04)

European Panorama Fiction 2018

Boris Khlebnikov

Russia / Finland / Germany 2017
DCP / color
116 minutes
Russian
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev
Editing
Ivan Lebedev, Yulia Batalova Sound
Sound
Janne Laine
Cast
Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva, Nikolay Shraiber, Sergey Nasedkin
Producers
Ruben Dishdishian, Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvärinen, Toni Valla, Eva Blondiau

Trailer

Production

Mars Media Entertainment, CTB Film Company
World Sales

Indie Sales

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere