Classmates
Classmates

Classmates

Director Sergei Solovyov

Production year 2010

Length 100min.

Country Russia

SYNOPSIS

Three years have passed since she and her two friends, Fyodor and Stephan, nothing more than ''classmates'', finished school. Until recently they were schoolchildren, and in fact they still are. She and Fyodor were the handsomest couple of the school. Their friends, parents and everyone else, so remember them.
After they finished the school, the friendship continued, but the feelings were not the same; they matured, and either changed or disappeared. Courage and maturity is required to understand the contradictory drama of their relationship, to stop the lies, and to tell everyone the truth. That is not an easy thing to do, because everyone is expecting them to continue to be the ‘‘handsome couple'' forever. This school drama becomes a serious tragedy. The most unfortunate fact is that there is someone else, the cheerful Buldi Stepan, who has been in love with her all these years …

CAST & CREW

Sergei Solovyov
Sergei Solovyov

Director

Producer(s)

Sergei Kozin

Script

Sonya Karpunina, Sergei Solovyov

Director of Photography

Sergei Machilsky

Production designer

Sergei Ivanov, Sergei Solovyov

Music by

Anna Solovyova

Sound

Yevgeni Goryaninov

Edit

Rinat Khalilulin, Michael Druzhinin

Cast

Venes Aristarh, Alyona Bondarchuk, Mikhail Efremov, Sonya Karpunina, Konstantin Kryukov, Andrey Rudenskiy

Production company(ies)

Liliya Films, Niscom

Sergei Solovyov

Born 1944, Kem, Autonomous Soviet Republic of Karelia, USSR) In 1968 graduated from the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK), Directing Faculty (M. Romm’s studio). From 1967 to 1987 was a film director at Mosfilm Studio; since 1987 has been the managing director of Krug Studio, and later became its Chairman of the Board. In the early 1990s staged Uncle Vanya (Maly Theatre) and The Seagull (Taganka Theatre). Now is lecturer and professor at Moscow Film Institute.. Publishes articles in the press, is author and the host of TV programs on the past and the present of the Russian cinema. People's Artist of Russia Sergey, Solovyov is the laureate of international and Russian film festivals, and is awarded with the USSR State Prize.


Filmography

Look at the Face (1963), Out of Idleness (1970), Yegor Bulychov and the Others (1971), The Postmaster (1972), One Hundred Day after Childhood (1975), Melodies of a White Night (1976), The Rescuer (1980), Direct Heiress (1982), The Chosen Ones (1983), Someone Else’s White and the Sparkled (1986), Assa (1987), Black Rose Is an Emblem of Sorrow, Red Rose Is an Emblem of Love (1989), House under the Starry Skies (1991), The Three Sisters (1994), The Tender Age (2000), About Love (2003), Anna Karenina (2009), 2-Assa-2 (2009), Classmates (2010)

FILMS 2010