ZOOLOGY

Supernatural Drama, 2016

directed by:
Ivan I. Tverdovsky
written by:
Ivan I. Tverdovsky
original title:
Zoologiya
language:
Russian
countries:
Russia, France, Germany
running time:
87 mins.
sales:
New Europe Film Sales
distribution:
Arrow Films (US, Canada, UK), Estin Film (Estonia), Kino Bize (Latvia), HBO Europe
Cast:
Natalya Pavlenkova
Masha Tokareva
Dmitriy Groshev
Zhanetta Demikhova

Synopsis

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her. Until one day,... she grows a tail and turns her life around.

Credits

Produced by:
Ulyana Saveleva, Natalya Mokritskaya, Mila Rozanova, Guillaume de Seille
Co-Producers:
Esther Friedrich, Alexander Weimer, Maria Lavnikovich
Associate Producers:
Bénédicte Thomas
Cinematography:
Aleksandr Mikeladze
Production Design:
Vasiliy Raspopov
Editors:
Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, Vincent Assmann
Costume Design:
Anna Chistova
VFX Supervisor:
Moritz Bock
Casting:
Natalia Domeretskaya
In co-production with:
New People Film Company (Russia)
Arizona Films (France)

Screenings, Honors & Awards

Winner Special Jury Award @ Karlovy Vary In'l Film Festival
Winner Best Picture "Next Wave" @ Fantastic Fest, Austin
Winner Grand Prix @ Batumi Int'l Arthouse Film Festival
Winner Best Actress @ Batumi Int'l Arthouse Film Festival
Winner Main Prize for Best Film @ Film Festival Cottbus
Winner Award for Outstanding Actress @ Film Festival Cottbus
Winner Best Actress @ Kinotavr Sochi Film Festival
Winner Critics Guild Award @ Kinotavr Sochi Film Festival
Winner Youth Jury Prize @ Riga Film Festival
Winner Student Jury Prize @ Tofifest
Winner 3rd Prize @ Sputnik nad Polksa
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Palic European Film Festival
New Horizons International Film Fetsival, Wroclaw
Espoo Cine
Toronto International Film Festival
Manaki Brothers
Helsinki Love & Anarchy
San Sebastian International Film Festival
Batumi International Art House Film Festival
Bergen International Film Festival
Fantastic Fest
Reykyavik Film Festival
Zurich Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Nouveau Cinema
Chicago International Film Festival
Haifa Film Festival
Tofifest
Philadelphia Film Festival
Sao Paolo International Film Festival
Canberra International Film Festival
CPH PIX
Asian World Film Festival Los Angeles
Russian Film Week Los Angeles
Scanorama
Tirana International Film Festival
Denver International Film Festival
Sputnik nad Polska
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
La Casa Encendida
Film Festival Cottbus
Northern Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
Panorama of European Cinema in Athens
Kolkata International Film Festival
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival
Festival on Wheels
Cinergia
REC Tarragona
Marrakech International Film Festival
Kerala International Film Festival