Rebels with a Cause Competition


Comedy, Romance, Social Issues
World Premiere

Russian Spleen

Vene spliin
Director: Aleksei Kamynin
Country: Russian Federation
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:45
Language: Russian
Producer: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi
Screenwriter: Alexey Kamynin, Vitaly Anokhin, Denis Lipatov, Nikita Kornev
DoP: Nikita Kornev
Editor: Nikita Kornev, Alexey Kamynin
Music: Vera Vasilieva
Cast: Michael Troynik, Danila Yakushev, Kirill Kovbas, Ekaterina Ageeva, Ksenia Zneva
Production: Smena Film Company
Scholarship of 1200 euros


Three friends walk around in the streets of Moscow and get into all sorts of lyrical adventures.

This is a bow of respect to Georgiy Daneliya’s legendary comedy “Walking the Streets of Moscow”, also lyrical. Now, 55 years later, Moscow is naturally quite different, as are its citizens. Vitalik has to pay rent, but loses the money. Denya is visited by a girl who claims she is pregnant with his child. Lyosha is shooting a commercial and sees Tarkovsky in a dream. A day in the life of these flatmates and friends is as eventful as someone else’s whole life.

A modern film about modern times, full of good humour and fine irony. A good example of young independent Russian cinematography, not born out of routine, but out of a true spirit of friendship.

Tiit Tuumalu


Aleksei Kamynin (b. 1989) graduated from the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors, workshop of V. Khotinenko V. Fenchenko P. Finn (2015). The first education is the journalism faculty of Moscow State University. He worked as a television journalist (Rossiya-1, Dozhd), a reporter and columnist for Slon, Russian Reporter and GQ, then went on to documentary films and finally to fiction films.
Director's filmography: Lie or Dare (2017), Handra (Russian Spleen, 2019)
  • Aleksei Kamynin

    Tue, November 26, 2019


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 7, Tallinn

    Screening code: 120405
    Subtitles: English
    Q&A guests: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi, Aleksei Kamynin, Nikita Kornev, Viktoria Degteva, Vitalii Anokhin, Lotos Soony Park
    Screening duration: 02:05

    Fri, November 29, 2019


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 3, Tallinn

    Screening code: 151103
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 01:45






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