PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

No Looking Back

Local title
Rebi lahti ja unusta
Title in Russian
Оторви и выбрось
Original title
Otorvi i vybros
Director
Kirill Sokolov
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Official Selection, Main programme of Kinoff
Genre
crime drama
Subject
family relations, adn´ventures, humor, journey

Olga Lyubimova, Russia’s Minister of Culture and then the highest-ranking film official of the state was disappointed when Kirill Sokolov’s debut film "Why Don’t You Just Die?" failed in the cinemas. She liked the film – a black comedy, arthouse, exquisite, but the domestic distributor had done everything wrong. The film had its international premiere at PÖFF and has by now earned words of praise from critics and the audience in more than 20 countries. Expectations concerning the author’s second feature film have been high and the audience does not have to be disappointed. Sokolov has established himself in the world of film as an author with a characteristic touch.

Olga is released from prison where she served time for having stabbed her life-partner in the eye. Wishing to start a new life, she comes home to take with her 10-year-old Masha who has been raised by her grandma. However, the grandma finds that she and her grandchild have grown so much on each other that the mother has no place in her daughter’s life. Through a miracle, Olga manages to kidnap her daughter, but a crazy chase then follows. Blood sprays in streams…

A wildly funny (black) comedy. An attentive viewer will recognise clear references to well-known films as added value, but the most important thing is to see the depth and strong social essence of the author’s message behind the whole package.

Mihkel Möölman

Recommended age 18+

Director
Kirill Sokolov
Screenwriter
Kirill Sokolov
Cast
Anna Mikhalkova, Victoria Korotkova, Sofia Krugova, Alexander Yatsenko, Olga Lapshina
Producer
Artem Vasilyev, Igor Mishin
DoP
Dmitry Ulyukaev
Editor
Kirill Sokolov
Music
Max Rudenko
Production
Metrafilms
Runtime
Language
Russian
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Kirill Sokolov

Kirill Sokolov (snd 1989) omandas St Petersburgi Polütehnilises Ülikoolis magistrikraadi nanostruktuure uurides. Jõudnud ülikooli viimasel aastal lühifilmide ja muusikavideote tegemiseni, alustas mees 2013. aastal V. Hotinenko, P. Finni ja V. Fentšenko käe all filmi tudeerimist. 2015 väntas Sokolov oma lõputööna lühifilmi „Tuli“. Aastani 2018 kirjutas mitu täispika filmi stsenaariumit, lavastas muusikavideoid ja reklaame. 2018 tegi ta oma esimese täispika filmi „Kärva maha, paps“, mille rahvusvaheline esilinastus toimus PÖFFi debüütfilmide võistlusprogrammis, kus see osutus ka populaarseimaks filmiks, mis pälvis seejärel kõrget tunnustust nii kodumaal kui ka rahvusvahelistel filmifestivalidel ka edaspidi. „Rebi lahti ja unusta“ on Sokolovi teine täispikk film.

Papa, sdokhni (Kärva maha, paps, PÖFF 2018), No Looking Back (2021)

Presented by

Roskino

Roskino

Russian Film Festival

Russian Film Festival

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110102 / Rebi lahti ja unusta
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsKirill Sokolov - Director, Artem Vasilyev - Producer, Viktoria Korotkova - Actress
Q&A duration
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Hall Athena Center
Screening132102 / Rebi lahti ja unusta
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 2 Apollo Kino Astri
Screening153203 / Rebi lahti ja unusta
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170203 / Rebi lahti ja unusta
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer