Gerda
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    Gerda

    Directed by

    Russia

    2021

    111 min

    • Russian

    Experimental

    A story of a young woman whose soul remembers the metaphysical perfection it witnessed before becoming embodied. Now, against the canvas of the modern world it seems like a film defect.

    Awards

    • Best Actress (Anastasiya Krasovskaya) - Locarno FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Natalya Kudryashova
    Cinematography
    Vasiliy Grigolyunas
    Editing
    Sergey Tikhnenko
    Sergey Ivanov
    Sales
    KINOLOGY
    Production
    RUSSIAN RESURRECTION LLC
    Production
    CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP
    Production
    CREATIVE PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION RED MEDIA

    Press

    Set in the turbulent, harsh social reality of contemporary Russia...the filmmaker studies her characters and their painful existence in a manner that carries metaphysical resonance.

    High on Films

    Natalya Kudryashova

    Natalya Kudryashova

    Russia

    My story is about the “metaphysical space” we live in, which is far deeper than the world we see around us. It’s about how people have always, and still do, search for themselves in this space.

    Born in Gorki – now Nizhny Novgorod – in the Soviet Union in 1978, Natalya studied acting at the Nizhegorodsky Theatre School before taking a Directing Course with Anatoly Vasiliev at the School of Dramatic Art in Moscow. Since 2001 she has appeared as an actress in numerous theatre productions in Moscow. Her feature PIONEER HEROES (2015) was selected at Berlinale and Goteborg. Her latest film is GERDA (2021), selected at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography