Hoffman's Fairy Tales

  • Russian Federation| 2023| Russian| 88'| Colour
  • Original Title: Tales of Hoffmann
  • Director: Tina Barkalaya
  • Producer: Katya Filippova
  • DoP: Konstantin Esadze
  • Editor: Natalia Kucherenko
  • Cast: Ekaterina Vilkova, Maxim Stoyanov, Alexey Guskov

Synopsis: Set in the early 2000s, as the Soviet era fades into a Westernised parody, the film follows Nadezhda, a timid woman trapped in a marriage with Vitaly, exploiting her for an apartment. Nadezhda, working two jobs, transforms when a coat's owner recognizes her beautiful, expressive hands. She emerges as a sought-after hand model, reshaping her life dramatically.

Directors Bio: Tina Barkalaya is a Russian director of Georgian origin. Her first short films Rubato and Rules of Usage of Amusement Rides won many international awards and toured the world. The ‘Grand Prix’ for ‘Rules of Usage of Amusement Rides’ was awarded at the ‘Art Film festival’ in Slovakia. She has directed more than 300 commercials and music videos, many of which became iconic and were awarded prestigious prizes such as Cannes Lion, European Epic, Golden Lamb and Kinotavr FF award. Hoffmann’s Fairy Tales is her feature film debut.

Sales Agent: Katia Filippova, Pan Atlantic Studio

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