Cinema On Demand: The Man Who Surprised Everyone

Estonia/France 2018 Dirs. Natasha Merkulova & Aleksey Chupov 105 min, Russian with English subtitles

Egor is a fearless state forest guard in the Siberian Taiga. He is a good family man, respected by his fellow villagers and together with his wife Natalia they are expecting a second child.But one day Egor finds out that he has cancer and only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save him. Finally, left with no other options, he takes a desperate attempt to trick death.

World Premiere:
Venice International Film Festival, Italy–Orizzonti Competition–September 5, 2018

Festivals and Awards:
Busan IFF, South Korea
El Gouna IFF –Feature Narrative Competition
Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon IFF
Bordeaux Independent IFF, France–Feature Film Competition Award
Venice International Film Festival, Italy–Orizzonti Award for Best Actress
El Gouna IFF, Egypt–Special Jury Prize
Bordeaux IIFF, France–Erasmus+ Grand Prize, Special Jury mention



UK Online Premiere

Screening 4-17 December 2020
Barbican Cinema On Demand

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