Critics at the Venice film festival liked the Russian film «the Man who surprised everyone»

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Venetian kinofestivalja from the movie the Man who surprised everyoneCritics at the Venice film festival liked the Russian film «the Man who surprised everyone»© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Venice film festival

Critics in Venice praised the Russian film «the Man who surprised everyone» by Natalia Merkulova and Alexei Chupov, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«The man who surprised everyone» is the only artistic picture that represents Russia at the Venice film festival in the program «Horizons» in the framework of the contest. Film by Yevgeny Tsyganov and Natalia Kudryashova in the lead roles tells the story of a village man who learns that has cancer in terminal stage. To be treated he does not want, despite the entreaties of the family, but once he learns about the legend of the Siberian duck, who manages to cheat death, pretending to be a duck, and then the main character decides to become a woman.

«It’s amazing how such unconventional, a free thinker movie, while not going beyond the authentic Russian village where the action takes place, was able to be born, a miracle,» said RIA Novosti critic Egor Belikov.

«An incomparable feeling when you come out with the session of the Russian film and don’t want to cry in shame. Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov has created a small masterpiece. Sensual, unusual film,» said critic Catherine Carsley.

As told RIA Novosti critic Alex Billington, gender topic quite often addressed in a movie festival in recent years, for example, «Fantastic woman,» Sebastian Lelio or «Girl» Lucas Dont.

«But here, of course, offered a completely different point of view on this topic. Here rather we are talking about the struggle for life, overcoming himself, even in such an unusual way,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Venetian kinofestivalja from the movie «the Man who surprised everyone»Critics at the Venice film festival liked the Russian film «the Man who surprised everyone»© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Venetian kinofestivalja from the movie «the Man who surprised everyone»

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