Bakur Bakuradze
Russia, 2008
35mm | 100min. | Colour | VOSC/VOSI

Production: Sergey Seliyanov
Distribution: Intercinema (post@intercin.ru)

Screenplay: Bakur Bakuradze
Photography: Marina Gornostaeve i Nikolai Vavilov
Editor: Bakur Bakuradze
Sound: Arseniy Troitskiy
Actors: Gela Chitava, Ruslan Grebenkin, Cecile Plaige, Lyubov Firsova
Lesha Shultes, a pickpocket, leads an ordinary life in a Moscow suburb. He cares for his aged mother, jogs in a park, watches sport on TV. The one extraordinary thing about him is that he carries a little notebook with him and jots everything down. As this minimalist drama unfolds, a powerful philosophical and universal message is revealed. "The idea for the screenplay grew out of my realisation that an individual leads a fully fledged existence so long as he has a connection with the past, which secures his path into the future." (Bakur Bakuradze)
Bakur Bakuradze (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1969) enrolled at the Moscow Automobile and Highway Institute and served in the Soviet Army. When he finished his service, he enrolled in the directing department at the VGIK, Moscow. His short film Moscow (2007) was shown at Cannes, Oberhausen, Turin and Paris. Shultes is his debut feature.
Cannes Quinzaines des Réalisateurs, 2008
Best Film - Kinotavr Festival, 2008
International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2009
FICCO, 2009