Jumpman

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Jumpman (Podbrosy)

Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovsky

  • Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France 2018; 90 min
  • Original version: Russian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Jury Mention (Official Selection - Competition) - Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Best Director - Filmfestival Cottbus

Synopsis

An examination of the life of a lonely individual who has been unable to fully integrate himself into society. The director criticises its warped system through the fate of fragile Denis, whom young Oksana put in a baby box when he was an infant. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children’s home, intent on making amends for her maternal neglect. Denis, however, has no idea of the heavy price to be paid for his mother’s favour: the boy has one unusual quality which luxury-loving Oksana has no qualms about exploiting. With its focused narrative, Tverdovskiy’s drama encourages a metaphorical interpretation and offers a thought-provoking meditation on the ethos of Russian society.

Production

  • NEW PEOPLE FILM COMPANY

     

International Sales

  • NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Ewa Bojanowska