The Bull

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    The Bull

    Byk

    Directed by

    Russia

    2019

    99 min

    • Russian

    Drama

    At the end of the 1990s Russia is finding it tough to get back on its feet after the breakup of the USSR – the country is ravaged by economic and moral decay, a fact reflected in the proliferation of local criminal gangs. The leader of one such group, a young guy known as the Bull, ends up at the police station after a scuffle with a rival mob. He only manages to avoid prison thanks to the intervention of a feared mafia boss, who nevertheless asks him to pull off a risky job in return.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix (East of the West Competition) - Karlovy Vary IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Yuri Borisov
    Stasya Miloslavskaya
    Screenplay
    Boris Akopov
    Cinematography
    Gleb Filatov
    Editing
    Boris Akopov
    Music
    Boris Akopov
    Anton Bulle
    Production
    VGIK-DEBUT
    Production
    STELLA-FILM

    Press

    A well-performed, well-shot gangster flick set in 1990s Moscow.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    Boris Akopov

    Boris Akopov

    Russia

    Boris Akopov was born in 1985 in Moscow. He studied at the Moscow academy of Choreography. Boris worked in Moscow theaters such as the Kremlin ballet, the Bolshoi theater, the Theater of Classical Ballet. In 2011 he entered Russian State Institute of cinema (VGIK), the workshop by A. Eshpai and V. Fenchenko. In 2016, his graduation film THE PARADISE got a prize for best director at VGIK international student festival and a special mention of the jury chaired by Krzysztof Zanussi. His latest film THE BULL (2019) premieres internationally at KVIFF 2019 (East of the West - Competition).