Zoology

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 9:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Romance
Fantasy
Dark Comedy
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2016
Runtime:87 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Picture - Fantastic Fest
Special Prize of the Jury - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Best Actress - Russian Guild of Film Criticz 2017
Best Actress and Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Film Critics - Sochi Open Russian F
Country/Region:Russia
France
Germany
Language:Russian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Cartilage Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gYjXgV3lxw
Cast/Crew
Director:Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Producer:Natalia Mokritskaya
Mila Rozanova
Uliana Savelieva
Cinematographer:Alexander Mikeladze
Screenwriter:Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Editor:Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Vincent Assman
Principal Cast:Natalia Pavlenkova
Dmitry Groshev
Irina Chipizhenko
Maria Tokareva
Filmography:Corrections Class ('14)

Description

Natasha doesn't have any joy in her life. There is nothing remarkable about her. She’s in her 50s and works as a clerk at a provincial zoo in a small, dismal town. Her colleagues treat her like dirt. Men don't give her a second glance. Except for her conservative, religious mother, she is alone. And then something changes: she grows a tail. It's quite long, though not too long to hide away beneath her clothes. Still, she really can't ignore it.

Played straight, Ivan Tverdovsky's bold second feature is a surreal comedy, a fetishistic love story, and, one assumes, an allegory for the repression of LGBT rights in Putin's Russia. Certainly the Orthodox Church bears the brunt of Tverdovsky's satire. But it's Natalia Pavlenkova's wonderful, multilayered performance as Natasha that carries the movie's emotional line.


Director’s Biography

Ivan Tverdovsky: Born in 1988 in Moscow, Ivan Tverdovsky graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. His short and feature documentaries garnered awards at many festivals. He curates short Russian films for the Moscow Film Festival. The prize-winning Corrections Class ('14), inspired by the novel by psychologist Ekaterina Murashova, marked his feature debut.


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