< SALVATION (Spaseniye)>
The film follows Anna, a young nun in a Catholic monastery in Warsaw. She took «the eternal vows» and is completely devoted to monastic life, a choice she made conscientiously in search of spiritual harmony.
Anna expeCriences monastic life as a great virtue and does not seem to regret having given up the worldly life at a young age. One day she is sent to a partner church in India’s Tibetan area Ladakh, where the majority of
people practice traditional Tibetan Buddhism. They chose Anna for the mission because of the English language skills she received from
institute of foreign languages. She leaves Poland for the first time in her life to find herself amid the mountains of Indian Tibet.
Ivan Vyrypaev is an actor, film director and playwright associated by the modern critics with ‘new drama’ style for his distinctive philosophy, worldview and approach to creating films and performances. Ivan Vyrypaev holds Grand Prix from the New Drama festival (2007) for his stage performance July. His project called Oxygen earned him the Golden Mask in category ‘Innovation’. Ivan Vyrypaev is one of the most significant figures in the modern theater, his plays are staged by some of the most notable performance companies in Russia (Chekhov Moscow Art Theater, Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, Piotr Fomenko Studio) and abroad and have been translated into dozens of languages.
From 2013 to 2016, Ivan Vyrypaev was a manager at Praktika Theater, where he staged a whole series of performances. On a parallel track, Vyrypaev acted as director for his own films including Euphoria, Delhi Dance, and Salvation.
In the early 2020, Vyrypaev joined online cinema Okko for the Okko Theater project where he acts as general producer. He spotted the potential for moving the theater art online even before it had gone mainstream during the pandemic. His idea has nothing to do with conventional videoing of stage performances and is about creating full-fledged film plays on the interplay between cinema and theater.