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Russian Movie: The Italian (English subtitles)


Everybody wants to believe in wonder, especially kids, especially kids in Russian orphan house. And how lucky was Vanya Solntsev (6 years old little boy) when a couple from Italy decided to adopt him and take him to their home in Italy…

Maybe Vanya Solntsev was strange, but he did not want to go to Italy. The only what he wanted he wanted to find his real (biological) mother.

So today we are watching a contemporary Russian movie made in 2005 by Andrei Kravchuk as movie director. The screenplay by Andrei Romanov, inspired by a true story, focuses on a young boy’s determined search for his mother.

The film won the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix and the Glass Bear for Best Feature Film at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. Andrei Kravchuk won the CIFEJ Prize, awarded to the director of films especially designed for children or suitable for them, at the 2005 Carrousel International du Film in Montreal; the Cinekid Film Award at the 2005 Cinekid in Amsterdam; and the Grand Prix at the 2005 Honfleur Festival of Russian Cinema in France.

The film was Russia’s submission for consideration in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

Russian Video from Russia,
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

3 thoughts on “Russian Movie: The Italian (English subtitles)”

  1. Да-да, я помню этот фильм, смотрела. Но очень трудно, истории про сирот просто переворачивают всю душу!

    1. Мне тоже фильм показался черноватым (не верится, что все настолько плохо)… но хэппиэнд искупает все.

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