The film “Duelist” Alexey Mizgireva included in the program of the international film festival in Toronto, which will be held from 8 to 18 September.

“Invitation “Duelist” at the festival in Toronto is a clear recognition of the quality of the picture and its ability to resonate not only in the hearts of Russian and international audiences. After all, this festival is always interested in movies, not only marked the author’s talent, but also able to cross boundaries and attract viewers. Therefore, this festival is so important for Hollywood. “Scrapper” – a dramatic and fascinating, emotional story with an unexpected and strong character, made with the help of modern technology, in IMAX format. Festival in Toronto is an ideal venue for the world premiere of our film”, – quotes Sony Pictures review the film’s producer Alexander Rodnyansky.

The main role in the film was played, Russian and European actors Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Sergey Garmash, Yuriy Kolokolnikov, Pavel Tabakov, Yuliya Khlynina, and the German actress Francis Petri and German actor and theater Director Martin Wuttke, known for his roles in the films “Inglourious Basterds”, “Cloud Atlas” and “the Most dangerous man”. The cinematographer of the film – Maxim Osadchiy, art Director – Andrey Ponkratov.

The first trailer for the film was presented in March of this year. Judging by the first few seconds of video and the quote from the movie “Last boy scout”, the creators of “Duelist” compare the scale of acting Mashkov with the talents of Bruce Willis. In turn, Petr Fedorov, noted recently for roles in “Stalingrad”, “the Trees-3″, “Site” and the project “Priest-San”, demonstrates perfectly tailored suit, reminiscent, like the aesthetics of the film, “Sherlock Holmes” guy Ritchie naked torso gloomy and resolute face.

The plot of the film, referring simultaneously to “the Shot” by Pushkin and “the Duel” by Kuprin, built around the story of a mysterious man who is involved in duels for other people. As it turns out, once he was deprived of his title of nobility and exiled to Siberia. Aleut shaman, whose presence makes the reading of the era Bazarov completely unexpected, gave him a special gift, making certain that the opposite of the wandering Jew or Dracula. Not able to die until the restoration of his honor, the main character put his mystical property on a commercial footing.

“I explain it as the story of Dumas, filmed in the scenery of Dostoevsky’s novels with the heroes of Lermontov,” – explained Alexander Rodnyansky.

“We want a little different to tell about the nineteenth century. It is not Pechorin, Onegin is not, not “the noble nest” and “a Common story”. This is another of the nineteenth century, and he really is, he’s not fictional. It was even tougher, more interesting, naturalistica,” admitted Director Alexei Mizgirev, known for its Arthouse.

Note, the “Scrapper” became the third Russian project in IMAX format. In the film, created with the support of the cinema Fund, is due out in September. The budget of the film amounted to 580 million rubles.

The international film festival in Toronto has been held annually since 1976 and was created as a “Festival of festivals”, designed to showcase the best work of filmmakers from around the world. At the festival in Toronto is missing from the traditional to other international film festivals main competition program. The first prize winner is determined by audience voting, it could be anybody. In addition, the awards in two nominations awarded by the international Federation of film critics FIPRESCI. Festival in Toronto is customary tacitly to assume the start of Oscar season.



World premiere of “the Duelist” Alexey Mizgireva will take place at the festival in Toronto 17.08.2016

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