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Director Филипп Абрютин
Production Россия

Young girl Alexandrina dreams of becoming a musician, like her father – Gena, who wanders alone in coastal towns, plays the guitar and sings in the streets, selling coffee. Alexandrina is invited to audition for the Moscow Music Academy. Suddenly Gena who doesn't live with his family for a long time offers his help - he has his own reasons to urgently go to Moscow…

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Philip Abryutin is one of the best known filmmakers in the High North region of Chukotka, Russia and a prolific producer of films related to the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of Chukchi. Philipp Abryutin was born in 1986 in Chukotka region of Russia. His parents were doctors in a mobile medical group dedicated to traveling the tundra to treat patients living outside cities and villages. The stories the young Philipp heard on those trips from nomads, huntsmen, elders and reindeer herders were later covered in his stories, some of which appeared in Chicago Tribune and Ford Report. Philipp earned his degree from the National University of Cinematography (VGIK). His master’s film project Prevention of Repeated Crimes won
prizes from VGIK Moscow IFF (Best Director, Best Script, Audience Choice), Tromsø IFF, TIDF, among others. His Ivan and Ivan had its world premiere at the Tromsø International
Film Festival and its USA premiere at the prestigious Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art. It screened at ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts and SXSW and won Best
Film Award from Montreal First Peoples’ Festival. Its screening at the United Nations in 2010 was attended by the UN Secretary-General. Between 2011 to 2013, Philipp was honinig his
writing skills under the mentorship of Michael Olsen (Zentropa) as a member of indigenous film community, and worked on Russian television.
After earning his degree, Philip Abryutin made a whole of number of award-winning films and among them Tragedy in Roger’s Bay (Spirit of Fire IDFF – Audience Choice Award), Closer
Than They Appear (Radiant Angel International Charity FF – Best Film), Dream Team (Crystal Spring IFF) and Anatoly Krupnov (MIFF Audience Award). Written and directed by Philip Abryutin, Stars Will Guide Me is a new release.
2021, Sanya, Gazui! 6 episodes
2019, Dream Team (Komanda Mechty), 85 min, feature
2015, Tragedy in Roger’s Bay, 93 min, feature
2008, Prevention of Repeated Crimes (Profilaktika povtornykh prestuplenii), 22 min, short
2009, Ivan and Ivan (Dva Ivana), 17 min, documentary short
2007, Sraphanov’s Children (Deti Sarafanova), 17 min, short
2005, Nothing Special (Nichego Ocobennogo), 22 min, short


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