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Russia | 126 mins | [15]

The story of the difficult fate of a former agent of the Soviet
KGB, sent in the 80s in a forced emigration to the United
States. Now, amid state changes in the 1990s in Russia, he is
trying to get out of the maze of difficult problems on his
own, not hoping that any international structures can offer
him any help or support.

Written and Directed by Anatoly Balchev
Produced by Anatoly Balchev and Vadim Milstain
With Elvira Bolgova, Daz Crawford and William Stanford Davis


Friday XXX – XX h
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Anatoly Balchev , started out in cinema as a composer. Balchev is the author of music for many films and theatrical performances, his songs are performed by many Russian stars, he also recorded several author’s albums.

As a director he first tried his hand in 1990, staging in the studio of the Central House of Artists (Central House of Art Workers) a performance based on his own play “Poets’ Cafe” . At the same time, in the early nineties, he became one of the producers of the Russian-American project Cops in Russia , another version of the popular TV show Cops by Fox-television.

In 1998. founded the studio “Apollo Film” , its first project was a documentary about the life and work of the outstanding Russian artist Mikhail Shemyakin, now living in the United States.

The next was a film about the great Russian hero Ivan Yarygin. The studio’s documentary “Olympic Village” , dedicated to the 2004 Athens Olympics, has won several prizes at international sports film festivals.

For a long time Balchev spent in Hollywood, where he closely studied the features of the American film process. This is how the idea of ​​a joint Russian-American feature film “A Passenger from San Francisco” was born .

Anatoly’s creative baggage contains a small “stash” – several completed scenarios that are waiting to be realized.


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