Corrections Class

Klass korrektsii

6D4 - July 9, 2014, 18:30, Karlovy Vary Theatre
7L3 - July 10, 2014, 16:30, Lazne III

Colour, DCP
Russia, Germany, 2014, 98 min
EP - European Premiere
Section: East of the West - Competition

Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Script: Ivan I. Tverdovsky, Dmitry Lanchikhin podle novely / based on the novel by Ekaterina Murashova
Dir. of Photography: Fedor Struchev
Editor: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Producer: Natalia Mokritskaya, Mila Rozanova, Uliana Savelyeva
Production: New People Film Company
Coproduction: Jomami Filmproduktion
Contakt: New People Film Company
Starring: Maria Poezhaeva, Filipp Avdeev, Nikita Kukushkin, Artem Markaryan, Irina Vilkova

About the film

Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order to prove that they merit being moved back into a “normal” class. Her enervated teachers, however, show absolutely no desire to motivate the students and help them improve; on the contrary, they try to quash right from the start any interest Lena shows in more complex study material. Nevertheless, Lena soon involves herself in the school routine and gets together with classmate Anton. Yet their transparent happiness isn’t to everyone’s liking and repercussions soon follow. Adopting a documentary perspective, young debut director Ivan I. Tverdovsky avoids embellishment to unfold an entirely credible drama portraying the unequal struggle of the individual in the face of institutional torpor, human prejudice and a society that tries to trip up people who are different.

About the director

Ivan I. Tverdovsky (b. 1988, Moscow) graduated from Moscow’s Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK, 2011). His documentaries have earned accolades at Russian and international festivals, among them As If Waiting for a Bus (short doc., 2009), Pianism (doc., 2012), and Space Dog (short doc., 2013). He holds the job of curator of short Russian films at the Moscow IFF. Corrections Class, inspired by the novel of the same name by psychologist Ekaterina Murashova, is his feature debut.

Markus Böhm

Michael Kaczmarek

Natalia Mokritskaya

Uliana Savelyeva

Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Film Director

New People Film Company
Brusov Lane
21474 Moscow
Tel: +7 903 589 5012

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