Film

Arrhythmia

Release date: 12 October 2017

Premiere: Kinotavr 2017

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama

Director: Boris Khlebnikov

Writer: Natalia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov

Cinematography: Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev R.G.C.

Production design: Olga Khlebnikova

Producer: Ruben Dishdishian, Sergey Selyanov. Co-producers: Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvärinen, Toni Valla, Eva Blondiau. Line producer: Tatiana Bykova

Production: Russia, Finland, Germany

Production Companies: Mars Media Entertainment and CTB Film Company, with Don Films, Post Control and Color of May. With support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Finnish Film Foundation, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages

Distributor: PROvzglyad

Actors: Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva, Nikolay Shraiber, Sergey Nasedkin, Maxim Lagashkin, Alexander Samoilenko, Anna Kotova, Valentina Mazunina

Length: 116 min.

Colour: Colour

Oleg is a talented paramedic. His ambulance rushes from patient to patient. He knows his timely arrival can tip the scales of life and death. Each of his professional successes makes the world a little better. His main focus is always on doing the impossible. The rest — his career, his family, and his own life — can wait. Or can they? While Oleg is busy saving the lives of strangers, his wife has filed for divorce in despair. The new boss at the hospital cares only about statistics and rules. Yet Oleg’s ambulance still rushes from one call to the next to save another person’s life. Which is easier: to save others, or to save yourself?

Film website: aritmiafilm.ru

Festivals and Awards:
2017 28th Open Russian Film Festival "Kinotavr": Grand Prix, Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Main Program Participant; Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 "Otkritie x Strelka" Film Festival: Opening Feature
2017 "Koroche" Short Film Festival: Special Feature
2017 7th Sakhalin "Krai Sveta" International Film Festival: Grand Prix, People’s Choice Award, Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 Toronto International Film festival: Contemporary World Cinema Program
2017 53rd Chicago International Film Festival: Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 11th "Sputnik nad Polshey" Russian Film Festival: Grand Prix, People’s Choice Award
2017 24th "Listapad" Minsk International Film Festival: Cinema without Border Award from the Executive Committee of the CIS, Best Actress (Irina Gorbacheva), Special Jury Award
2017 18th Arras Film Festival: French Film Critics Award, Special Jury Mention for the Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 25th Honfleur Festival of Russian Cinema (France): Grand Prix, People’s Choice Award, Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Jury Grand Prix (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 24th "Sozvezdie" International Film Actors Festival: Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko), Best Supporting Male Actor (Maxim Lagashkin), Film President Award (Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva)
2017 "White Elephant" National Award of the Guild of Film Critics and Experts: Best Film, Best Director (Boris Khlebnikov), Best Screenplay (Natalia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov), Best Female Actor (Irina Gorbacheva), Best Male Actor (Alexander Yatsenko)
2017 2nd Ural Open Festival of Russian Cinema: Grand Prix, Best Actress (Irina Gorbacheva), Best Actor (Aleksander Yatsenko).
2017 13th «Eurasia» International Film Festival (Kazakhstan): FIPRESCI Grand Prize
2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam: "Voices" programme feature
2018 The Golden Eagle Award, Russia: Best Actress (Irina Gorbacheva)
2018 29th Trieste Film Festival: Trieste Award - Best Feature Film
2018 21st "Blockbuster" Award: Prize of the Chief Editor of the "Kinobusiness" magazine

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Kinotavr 2017

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Arrhythmia

Oleg is a talented paramedic. His ambulance rushes from patient to patient. He knows his timely arrival can tip the scales of life and death. Each of his professional successes makes the world a little better. His main focus is always on doing the impossible. The rest — his career, his family, and his own life — can wait. Or can they? While Oleg is busy saving the lives of strangers, his wife has filed for divorce in despair. The new boss at the hospital cares only about statistics and rules. Yet Oleg’s ambulance still rushes from one call to the next to save another person’s life. Which is easier: to save others, or to save yourself?

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