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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Give Me Liberty

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h51

Synopsis

Vic, a hapless young Russian American, drives a medical van for people with disabilities in Milwaukee. Already running late on a day when street protests have broken out, Vic is on the verge of being fired. When he reluctantly agrees to ferry his grandfather and a dozen elderly Russians to a funeral, his day goes from bad to worse. But when, on the way to the funeral, Vic stops in an African American neighborhood to pick up Tracy, a woman with ALS, Vic’s day spins completely out of control… Inspired by experiences from his own youth, acclaimed director Kirill Mikhanovsky delivers a hilarious, touching and life-affirming comedy.

Director

Kirill Mikhanovsky

Born in Moscow, Kirill Mikhanovsky moved to the US, worked as a medical transport driver, and studied linguistics. Graduated from NYU, he shot Sonhos de peixe in a Brazilian village (Cannes Critic’s Week, Prix Regard Jeune). Give Me Liberty is the first in a series of films developed & produced by Give Me Liberty Productions, formed with writer/producer Alice Austen. Kirill Mikhanovsky worked on And the Mountain (co-writer) and Coming to You (production).

Anna Maltova
Arkady Basin
Chris Galust
Darya Ekamasova
Lauren “lolo” Spencer
Lauren “lolo” Spencer
Maxim Stoyanov
Sheryl Sims-Daniels
Zoya Makhlina

screenplay
Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky

photography
Wyatt Garfield

sound
Jeremy Mazza

production design
Bart Mangrum

editing
Kirill Mikhanovsky

production
Give Me Liberty Productions
217 North Broadway, Floor 3d
WI 53202 Milwaukee – États-Unis
T : +1 41 4702 2218
mikhanovsky@gmail.com
alice_austen@mac.com
www. givemelibertyproductions.com

foreign sales
Wild Bunch
65 rue de Dunkerque
75009 Paris – France
T : +33 1 43 13 21 15
festival@wildbunch.eu
www.wildbunch.biz

distribution
Wild Bunch Distribution
distribution@wildbunch.eu
programmation@wildbunch.eu

publicist
France
Hassan Guerrar
T :+33 1 40 34 22 95
guerrar.contact@gmail.com

Internationale
Ryan Werner
Cinetic Media
T : +1 212 204 79 51
ryan@cineticmedia.com
Jill Rosen
jill@jillrosencomms.com
T : +1 917 326 0145

Cannes projection

May 18
8h45
Théâtre Croisette

20h30
Théâtre Croisette

May 19
16h30
Cinéma Alexandre III

22h30
Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1

May 24
16h45
Théâtre Croisette