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Arrhythmia
Directed by: Boris Khlebnikov
Russia, Finland, Germany 017
116 Min  | Subtitles in Hebrew, English

Oleg, a highly skilled paramedic with the heart of a child is married to Katya, a hard-working doctor who is gradually fed up with her husband's rejection of the conventional system in which he works and his tendency to relax with too much vodka after work. She loves him but wants a divorce, he can't or won't grasp exactly what her problem is, and through the relations of this couple, their friends and their family, Khlebnikov paints an intriguing and colorful portrait of everyday Russia at present. Directed with great precision and with a couple of magic performances by the two lead actors, Alexander Yatsenko and Irena Gorbacheva, the film was awarded top honors at Sochi, Russia's most important film festival, with an International Critics Award in Karlovy Vary.

Boris Khlebnikov was first noticed for his debut film, "Koktebel" (2003), which he directed with Alexey Popogrebsky. The film won numerous international awards The two directors separated to follow their own individual careers. Since then, Khlebnikov made one short and two full-length feature films (both screened at the Berlinale) before completing "Arrhythmia".

 

Screened at the 6th Arava International Film Festival (2017)

Director :
Natalia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov
Cinematography:
Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev
Editing:
Ivan Lebedev, Yulia Batalova
Actors:
Alexander Yatsenko, Irena Gorbacheva
Courtesy by:
New Cinema