Director: Vasiliy Sigarev // Writers: Andrey Ilenkov, Vasiliy Sigarev
Still struggling to break free from the confines of the festival circuit, up and coming Russian director Vasiliy Sigarev (pictured above) has premiered his first two films to critical acclaim. His 2009 debut Wolfy played at Karlovy Vary and his excellent 2012 sophomore film, Living premiered at Rotterdam. Also a noted writer, Sigarev’s first two films are pronounced slices of miserablism, which may explain the lack of international distribution, which is unfortunate. His latest, Interesting Ethology, is apparently a comedy. Plot details are limited, but apparently a cut was shown to attract distributors at the Russian Pavilion back at Cannes 2014. Several cast members have notable credits, such as Yuriy Kutsenko, who appeared in two Timur Bekmambetov films, while Yuliya Snigir was featured in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).
Cast: Yuliya Snigir, Alisa Khazanova, Yuriy Kutsenko
Production co.: White Mirror Film Company
U.S. Distributor: Rights available
Release Date: Little has been stated about Sigarev’s latest, but we’re hoping he snags another invite to Rotterdam (since it’s looking like Berlin is out of the question).