Elena Hazanov

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THE STORY OF AN ALL-CONSUMING PASSION BETWEEN A CREATOR AND HIS CREATION.

Since early childhood Peter has been obsessed with the world of puppets, but his greater obsession is with a real girl, Lisa. He crafts his perfect woman out of her. But Lisa isn’t a docile marionette. She’s a living human being and she rebels against her creator. Based on the critically-acclaimed, brilliant and poignant novel by one of the best contemporary Russian writers, Dina Rubina, “Petrushka Syndrome” is a multidimensional metaphor, where a sense of duality pervades everything. People and dolls, life and art, the Creator and the creation depend on one another. And where does one draw the line between them?

Russia/Switzerland/Germany, 2015

Director: Elena Hazanov
Screenplay: Alena Alova
Music: Nicolas Rabaeus
Cinematography: Aziz Zhambakiev
Editing Sergueï Ivanov, Daniel GIBEL – Editor Assitant Félix Sandri
Production Design: Natal’ia Navoenko, Pierre-André Thiébaud
Cast: Chulpan Khamatova, Evgenii Mironov, Merab Ninidze
Producers: Il’ia Gavrilov, Aleksandr Novin, Dmitrii Aronin, Asia Temnikova, Elena Bren’kova, Anna Kachko, Evgenii Mironov
Production: Studio Tretii Rim