Zoology

2016/Color/ 87mins/Russia, France, Germany






Category International Competition : Innovations in Moving Images
Director Ivan Tverdovsky
Producer Natalia Mokritskaya, Mila Rozanova, Uliana Savelieva
Screenplay Ivan Tverdovsky
Cinematography Alexander Mikeladze
Editor Ivan Tverdovsky, Vincent Assmann
Music Null
Set Akyl Ergishov
Sound Frederic Thery
Costume Anna Chistova
Cast Natalya Pavlenkova (Natasha), Masha Tokareva (Katya), Aleksandr Gorchilin (Stylist), Dmitriy Groshev (Peter)
Production Company New People Film Company
World Sales New Europe Sales
Festival/Awards Best Actress award and Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Film Critics - Sochi 2016; Special Prize of the Jury - Karlovy Vary 2016; Best Picture (Next Wave Features) - Austin Fantastic Fest 2016

Natasha is a lonely, middle-aged admin employee at the zoo, where her female co-workers take pleasure in making fun of her. She lives with her God-fearing mother and leads a stereotypical existence without any prospect that its course will change in any major way. But this is precisely what does happen, when Natasha discovers one day that she has grown a tail. What's more, during a medical examination she makes the acquaintance of Pyotr, a young radiologist, and her hitherto utterly dreary life is turned upside down...

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