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GALINA PETROVNA

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  • year : 2023
  • country : Kyrgyzstan
  • timing : 16:59'
  • genre : documentary
  • production : American University of Central Asia

directed by Nikita Lovetsky
DoPs Nikita Lovetsky, Valeria Radchenko
sound by Vladislav Stoma
editor Nikita Lovetsky
production designer Valeria Radchenko
cast: Galina Kushnikova

For several years now, Galina Petrovna has not left her house in Mayevka Village near Bishkek. There is a cozy blue house with fish garland in which a lonely grandma Galina tells us a story about her ghostly husband who died fifteen years ago. Every day she takes care of the house and even runs a small business. She sells chicken eggs and does laundry for some of her neighbors in her own washing machine. In a house full of pets, Galina Petrovna tells us about her alcoholic husband, pain and a new life after his death.

  • Baiqonyr International Film Festival (2023, Kazakhstan, Almaty)
  • DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival (2023, Azerbaijan, Baku)
  • Vision International Short Film and Animation Festival (2023, Russia, Kemerovo)
  • Baku International Short Film Festival, Best Documentary (2023, Azerbaijan, Baku)
  • International festival-workshop of film schools “Kinoproba” (2023, Russia, Yekaterinburg)
  • International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights "Bir Duino - Kyrgyzstan", Best film in the competition program "Breakthrough" (2023, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek)
  • Bastau International Student and Debut Film Festival (2023, Kazakhstan, Almaty)
  • Youth Short Film Festival “Hazelnut” (2024, Russia, Moscow)
  • Artdokfest International Documentary Film Festival (2024, Russia)


Director’s statement

There are several main reasons why this project exists and why I was motivated to do this particular film:
1. The general idea was to show the problem of long-term gender-based violence and abuse, to involve the problem of uncontrolled alcoholism in society and its consequences.
2. The most important thing that I find motivating in this project is the main character. Her cheerfulness and at first glance lightness in relation to problems both shock and inspire. Her courage in statements, regardless of age, demonstrates a youthful spirit and incredible courage in front of herself and the camera, to which she speaks without a drop of embarrassment. There was a huge motivation to show a person the way she is - bright, sane, mischievous, but at the same time independent and learned to solve her everyday problems on her own.
3. I am directly connected with Galina Petrovna - she is not my own grandmother, but she is part of my family and every meeting with her within the territory of her house is some incredible excitement and magic. Being in this location seems to create the conditions for the birth of cinema. These are her unique speech, articulation, and the world around her - animals, birds, mysterious details - all this adds fascination both for me and the viewer.


ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:

Nikita Lovetsky was born on 17.12.2000 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 2023, he graduated from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) at the Faculty of TV, Cinema and Media Arts. Also an exchange student at Bard College, New York (Spring 2022). Currently working in the film industry.


FILMOGRAPHY:

2023 - "Galina Petrovna", short student film / debut

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2014, Russia, 35' fiction film producer Mikhail Romanovskiy
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2014, Russia, 20' documentary producer Kirsten Gaynet
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2014, Russia, 16:07' fiction film producer Yury Sukhodolskiy
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2014, Russia, 42:52' documentary producer Olga Arlauskas
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2015, Russia, 90:02' fiction film producer Arseniy Gonchukov
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2015, Russia, 11:25' fiction film producer Efgraph Sorokin
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2015, Russia, 24:16' fiction film producer Dmitry Golubov
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2015, Russia, 24:42' fiction film producer Nikita Ordynskiy
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2015, Russia, 16:22' fiction film producer Anna Kott
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2015, Russia, 88:43’' fiction film producer Alexandr Kott
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2015, Russia, France, 51:28' documentary producer Egor Klimovich
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2015, Russia, 61:03' documentary producer Mariya Linder,Yakov Zakhvatkin
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2015, Russia, 12:22' documentary producer Ilya Zheltyakov
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2015, Russia, 09:00' fiction film producer Kirill Kosolapov
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2015, Russia, 25:02' documentary producer Kirill Burdov
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2015, Russia, 05:05' fiction film producer Kristina Rabotenko
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2015, Russia, 09:59' documentary producer Yuriy Kalyuzhniy
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2015, Russia, 14:30' fiction film producer Maxim Dashkin
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2015, Singapore, Russia, 09:26' fiction film producer Maxim Dashkin
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2015, USA, 53:03' documentary producer Helga Landauer
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2015, Russia, 65:08 ' documentary producer Konstantin Smirnov
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2015, Belarus, 14:59' fiction film producer Mitry Semenov-Aleynikov
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2015, Italy, 17:37' fiction film producer Alina Gurinova
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2016, Russia, 16:01' fiction film producer Ekaterina Stashevskaya
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2016, Russia, 23:27' fiction film producer Andrey Egorov
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2016, Russia, 10:26' fiction film producer Yuriy Kalyuzhniy
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2016, Russia, 90' documentary producer Olga Arlauskas,Svetlana Gorlo
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2016, Russia, 23:40' fiction film producer Nina Vedmitskaya
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2016, Russia, 16:28 ' fiction film producer Elena Piskareva
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2016, Russia, 91:09' fiction film producer Vladimir Rudak
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2016, Russia, 15:58' fiction film producer Andrey Bulatov
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2016, Russia, 30:00' documentary producer Yuliya Kiselyova
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2016, Russia, 22:02' fiction film producer Alena Alenkina
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2016, Russia, 29:59' fiction film producer Yuliya Dmitriyeva
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2016, Russia, 26:59' fiction film producer Petr Levchenko
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2016, Russia, 15:22' documentary producer Karina Vilenkina
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2016, Russia, 93:06' documentary producer Natalia Gugueva
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2016, Russia, 29:47' fiction film producer Anna Simakova
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2016, Russia, 13:55’' fiction film producer Pavel Inin
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2016, Russia, 13:09' fiction film producer Evgeniya Duplyakina
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2016, Russia, 26:00' fiction film producer Veniamin Tronin
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2016, Russia, 22:29' documentary producer Nikita Tikhonov-Rau,Olga Arlauskas
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2016, Russia, 03:27 ' fiction film producer Vladimir Tsarenko
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2016, Russia, Greece, 99:39' documentary producer Mark Visioner
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2016, Russia, 24:20' fiction film producer Alexandra Sokolovskaya
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2016, Russia, 29:55' fiction film producer Tatiana Ra
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2016, Russia, 04:59' fashion fiction film producer Jana Nedzvetkaya
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2016, Russia, 28:00' fiction film producer Denis Lafanov
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2016, Italy, 13:09' fiction film producer Domenico Modafferi
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2016, Italy, UK, 29:08' documentary producer Gloria Aura Bortolini
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2016, Georgia, 08:00' fiction film producer Khukhua Tornike
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2016, Italy, 23:45' fiction film producer Adelmo Togliani
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2016, Russia, 109’' documentary producer Daniil Bondar
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2016, Russia, 21:03' fiction film producer Olga Shtol
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2016, Russia, Hungary, Belarus, 70:51' fiction film producer Lika Alekseeva
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2016, Russia, 10:30' fiction film producer Alexander Saltykov,Darya Homyakova
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2016, Russia, 13:14' fiction film producer Sasha Yastrebova
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2016, Russia, Spain, 50:07' documentary producer Algis Arlauskas
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2016, Russia, 96:58' fiction film producer Sergey Solovyov
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2016, Russia, 09:00' fiction film producer Julia Saponova
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2016, Russia, 22:36’' fiction film producer Konstantin Abaev
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2016, Russia, 14:15' fiction film producer Anastasiya Marsakova
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2016, Belarus, 23:22' fiction film producer Alexander Vysokovskiy
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2016, Russia, 29:59' fiction film producer Nika Barabash,Andreas Costandakes
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2016, Russia, 91:14' fiction film producer Kseniya Baskakova
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2016, Russia, 26:59' fiction film producer Evgeniy Puzyrevskiy
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2016, Russia, 9:50' fiction film producer Tatiana Astapova
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2016, Russia, UK, 27:20' fiction film producer Alexander Mercury
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2016, Russia, 08:14' fiction film producer Pavel Ivanov
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2016, Russia, 22:24' fiction film producer Kirill Vasiliev
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2016, Russia, 21:14' fiction film producer Max Kubrinskiy
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2016, Russia, 59:45' documentary producer Maxim Kobzev
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2016, Russia, 14:41' fiction film producer Yuri Alessin
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2016, Belarus, 28:31' fiction film producer Victor Krasovskiy
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2016, Russia, 08:03' fiction film producer Olga Dibtseva
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2016, Russia, 83:00’' fiction film producer Boris Gouts
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2016, Russia, 13:36' documentary producer Zlata Oronova
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2016, Italy, 14:25' fiction film producer Antonin Bobo
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2017, Kazakhstan, 23:00' fiction film producer Aigul Axambiyeva
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2017, Russia, 30:58' fiction film producer Kseniya Tischenko
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2017, Russia, 17:06' fiction film producer Denis Kudryavtsev
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2017, Russia, 85:28' documentary producer Yulia Kiseleva
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2017, Russia, 17:21' fiction film producer Vakhtang Khubutia
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2017, Russia, 09:30' fiction film producer Alexey Puchkovskiy
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2017, Russia, 79:38' fiction film producer Oleg Ageychev
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2017, Russia, 08:36' fiction film producer Victor Derebenko
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2017, Russia, 27' fiction film producer Sidorov-Frantsuzov
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2017, Russia, 25' fiction film producer Svetlana Sukhanova
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2017, Russia, India, 21:18' documentary producer Maria Khristoforova
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2017, Russia, 28:00' fiction film producer Nikolay Kotyash
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2017, Russia, 25:20' fiction film producer Sergey Pozdnyakov
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2017, Russia, Latvia, 70:51' documentary producer Darya Khrenova
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2017, Russia, 32:56' fiction film producer Narkas Iskandarova
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2017, Russia, 30' fiction film producer Nastya Antonova
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2017, Russia, 50:43' documentary producer Dmitry Zavilgelskiy
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2017, Russia, 10:35' fiction film producer Egor Voronin
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2017, Russia, 28:03' documentary producer Nikita Tikhonov-Rau
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2017, Russia, 25:01' fiction film producer Evgeniy Nikitin
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2017, Russia, 99' fiction film producer Alexander Kasatkin
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2017, Russia, 30:48 / 54:58' documentary producer Yulia Kiseleva
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