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Katia Ismailova

Fortnight 1994, Feature film, 1 h 28


Moscow, 1992. Katia is a 34-year-old typist. She leads a somewhat boring life with her husband, Mitia, who is rather insignifiant and still very much under the influence of his mother, the famous writer Irina Dmitrievna. Their monotonous life is shared between an apartment in a district of Moscow and a datcha, where they go every summer. At the datcha, Katia’s life is suddenly transformed by her meeting with Sergueï, who becomes her lover. This passion will completely transform her personality…


Valeri Todorovski

He was born in Odessa in a family of filmmakers. He went to Moscou in 1972. In 1979, he entered the VGIK school in Moscou to study screenplay writing. He worked as a screenwriter; he wrote Gambrinus and Cyniques for example. In 1991, he directed his first feature film Lioubov, he had writen. This film was shown at The Directros’ Fortnight in 1992 and won the public prize and the CICAE. Katia Ismaïlova is his second full length film.

Alexandre Feklistov
Alice Freindlikh
Ingeborga Dapkounaite
Vladimir Machkov
Youri Kouznetzov

Alla Krinitsina

Sergueï Koslov

Gleb Kravetski

Hélène Gagarine

Leonid Dessiatnikov

Set decoration
Alexandre Ossipov

PRODUCTION : Les Films du Rivage TTL Productions VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Mercure Distribution