Film

Morphine

Release date: 2008

Format: Feature film

Genre: Classics, Drama

Director: Aleksey Balabanov

Writer: Sergey Bodrov Jr. (screenplay), Mikhail A. Bulgakov (novel)

Producer: Sergey Selyanov

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Distributor: "Nashe Kino"

Actors: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrei Panin, Sergei Garmash, Katarina Radivojevic, Svetlana Pismichenko, Irina Rakshina, Yuri Gertzman, Alexander Mosin

Length: 112 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

A screen adaptation of the autobiographical series Notes of a Young Doctor by Mikhail Bulgakov.
The year is 1917. It is a time of turmoil, revolution, hope, and loss. The 23-year-old Dr. Polyakov arrives in the provincial town of N to work at the local hospital. While fighting for the life of a patient one day, Dr. Polyakov puts his own life in danger. He is saved with an injection of morphine, the most powerful drug at the time. But Polyakov doesn’t believe that a sensible man, especially a doctor like himself, can fall victim to a crippling addiction.

Film website: www.morfiyfilm.ru

Festivals and Awards:
40 festivals, including Rotterdam, Haifa, London, Sitges, Thessaloniki. Montreal, Gijon, Vancouver, Melbourne, New York.
1. Rotterdam IFF, The Netherlands
2. Kostorama Trondheim IFF, Norway
3. CPH:PIX, section: Special light European Voices, Denmark
4. Go East festival of Central and Eastern European Film- prize: “The Award of the Federal Foreign Office for "artistic originality that creates cultural diversity", Germany, 2009
5. Russian Film Symposium, University of Pittsburg, USA
6. ART IFF, Slovak Republic
7. PIFAN (Puchon International Fantastic FF), Korea
8. Cinedecouvertes, Belgium
9. New Zealand IFF, New Zealand
10. Melbourne IFF, Australia
11. Brisbane IFF, Australia
12. SarajevoFF, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13. Russian Resurrection Retrospective,Australia
14. Fantastic Fest, USA
15. Vancouver IFF, Canada
16. Haifa IFF, Israel
17. Open Air FF, The Netherlands
18. Montreal World FF, Canada
19. Helsinki IFF, Finland
20. Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya, Spain
21. London IFF, UK
22. Canberra IFF, Australia
23. Ljubljana IFF, Slovenia
24. Thessaloniki IFF, Greece
25. Gijon FF, Spain
26. Belgrade IFF, Serbia
27. 100.000 retinas, Spain
28. Sofia IFF, Bulgaria
29. Braunechweig IFF, Germany
30. Jameson Dublin IFF, Ireland
31. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, USA
32. Leiden IFF, The Netherlands
33. Noordelijk FF, The Netherlands

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Morphine

A screen adaptation of the autobiographical series Notes of a Young Doctor by Mikhail Bulgakov.
The year is 1917. It is a time of turmoil, revolution, hope, and loss. The 23-year-old Dr. Polyakov arrives in the provincial town of N to work at the local hospital. While fighting for the life of a patient one day, Dr. Polyakov puts his own life in danger. He is saved with an injection of morphine, the most powerful drug at the time. But Polyakov doesn’t believe that a sensible man, especially a doctor like himself, can fall victim to a crippling addiction.

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