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Time Time100 mins
LanguageRussian
The Humorist
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Moscow, 1984, the USSR is coming to an end. Boris Arkadiev is a popular stand up comedian, his large Moscow apartment demonstrative of his status and good relations with the KGB. However, Boris is insecure. He struggles to continue entertaining against his own inner feelings, Jewish faith and killer sense of humour.

Directed by Michael Idov |
2019 |
This screening is in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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Alistair Pitts
Alistair Pitts
A deeply uncomfortable but thoroughly engrossing watch!
Awards and Festivals
2019
Award Laurel
Best Actor
Art Film Fest Blue Angel Award
2020
Award Laurel
Jury Award
Awarded to Michael Idov
Pune International Film Festival
2019
Award Laurel
Official Selection
Cairo International Film Festival
2021
Award Laurel
Best Actor
Nomination, The Nika Awards
Cast and Crew