Anton

Local title
Anton
Title in Russian
Антон
Original title
Anton
Director
Zaza Urushadze
Country
Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania, USA, Canada
Year
2019
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
IN MEMORY OF ZAZA URUSHADZE
Genre
/mängufilm/

The cinematic swan song of Georgian Director, who left us too shockingly soon. A debut novel "Anton, a young boy, his friend and the Russian Revolution" by Canadian writer Dale Eisler inspired Zaza to construct another emotional tearful war tale in classical flashbacks from memories of older witnesses. They are elegantly played by Lithuanian grand veteran actors Regimantas Adomaitis, Juozas Budraitis and Vaiva Mainelytė. They were just kids in 1919 right after World War I.

Raised in a Catholic family curious Anton gets along fondly with neighbour Jakob, who is a Jew. Such friendships are hardly imaginable in heated up political circumstances and economic calamity, but brave boys aren’t afraid of anyone in fantasies of the imaginary worlds. Two playful buddies are too naive to understand what happens around in real conflicts of their fathers in Ukrainian village. Frightening further events will push a wonderful mutual bond to dangerous territories and unlucky experiences. Separated friends must overcome all obstacles to meet again many years later. Religion, love, hate, revenge in the shadows of unnecessary war is a true story, fictionalised in a book.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Zaza Urushadze
Screenwriter
Dale Eisler, Zaza Urushadze, Vadym Yermolenko
Cast
Natalia Ryumina  Juozas Budraitis, Regimantas Adomaitis, Vaiva Mainelyte, Sergey Denga
Producer
Mirza Davitaia, Volodymyr Filippov, Oleksandr Kovalenko, Frank Mayor, Alla Ovsyannikova, Andriy Suyarko
DoP
Mikhail Petrenko
Editor
Alexander Kuranov
Runtime
Language
Russian

Screenings

Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening091102 / Anton
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsNatalia Rjumina, Sebastian Anton
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening095004 / Anton
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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