International Premiere

The Three

Local title
Kolmekesi
Title in Russian
Трое
Original title
Трое
Director
Anna Melikyan
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

Anna Melikyan has stood out with various successful shorts and full-length films which take a cynical and humourous look on close relationships and the burning topic of love.

That’s the case this time as well: there are a man and a woman … and another woman. The triangle is made up of characters who are no longer in their first youth, but who are no less passionate.

The characters are superbly played by Russian superstar Konstantin Khabenskiy, renowned film and TV star Viktoriya Isakova and young Moscow theatre star Yulia Peresild from Pskov.

The strength of the film can, indeed, be said to lie in the actors’ role solutions with which they approach the relationship mess without giving a chance for the film to become a sentimental or soap opera style farce. Rather, the director takes a feminist, yet still a motherly and warm approach to a story where the main male character has to pay a fair price for his doubts and indecision.

Dagmar Raudam

Director
Anna Melikyan
Screenwriter
Anna Melikyan, Evgenia Khripkova
Cast
Konstantin Khabenskiy, Viktoriya Isakova, Yulia Peresild
Producer
Anna Melikyan, Natella Krapivina, Artem Vasilyev
DoP
Nikolay Zheludovich
Editor
Pavel Ruminov, Nikita Baranov, Gleb Ross
Runtime
Language
Russian
Director
Anna Melikyan

Anna Melikjan (snd 1976) on aserbaidžaani-armeenia päritolu filmitegija, kes elab ja töötab Moskvas. Ta on lõpetanud filmirežii eriala VGIKis 2002. Rahvusvaheliselt tuntuks sai teise täispika filmiga „Merineitsi“ (2007), mis pälvis auhindu kogu maailmas, sh parima režissööri auhinna Sundance’i ja kriitikute FIPRESCI auhinna Berliini filmifestivalil. Pärast edukaid linastusi valis mainekas filmitööstuse ajakiri Variety Melikjani kümne maailma kõige lootustandvama lavastaja hulka. PÖFFil esilinastuv „Kolmekesi“ on tema kuues täispikk film.

Mars (2004), Rusalka (Merineitsi, PÖFF 2007), Zvezda (Täht, PÖFF 2014), Pro lyubov (About Love, 2015), Pro lyubov. Tolko dlya vzroslykh (About Love. For Adults Only, 2017), Feya (Fairy, 2019), Troe (Three, 2020)

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening110103 / Kolmekesi
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening131104 / Kolmekesi
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening170603 / Kolmekesi
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker