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A Frenchman
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Moscow, 1957. After the death of Stalin, the heady atmosphere of the Thaw hangs over Soviet society – but vestiges of the dark past remain. French student Pierre, freshly arrived from Paris, throws himself into the world of intellectual and romantic adventure. Caught in a love triangle with his friend Valery and ballerina Kira, he must also unearth the truth about his family’s tragic connection to the USSR. Only the second film from acclaimed actor-director Smirnov in 40 years, A Frenchman is a heartfelt drama of classical poise and moral conviction, with crisp black-and-white photography and a talented cast that balances youth and experience.

Directed by Andrei Smirnov |
Russia |
2019 |
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Martin Black
Martin Black
Astonishing Film
quite wonderful
Greig Burgoyne
Greig Burgoyne
A Frenchman
Extraordinary film of such great cinematography. A poignant and harsh intro to the naive bliss meeting the stark realities of communist dream aka straight jacket . A great movie once again from klassiki .
Awards and Festivals
2019
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Feature Film
Nika Awards
2019
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Director
Nika Awards
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