- year : 2022
- country : Russia
- timing : 117'
- genre : fiction film
- production : 2020 FILMS
written and directed by Yana Klimova-Yusupova
produced by Yana Klimova-Yusupova, Nikita Trynkin
DoP Semyon Yakovlev
music by Bomba-Oktyabr'
sound by Andrey Dergachev
editor Irina Bychkova
production designer Rafael Murzabekov
cast: Philip Avdeev, Agata Mutseniece, Chulpan Khamatova, Evgenia Simonova, Sergey Sotserdotsky, Ekaterina Ageeva, Galina Petrova, Nikita Dyuvbanov, Evgenia Afonskaya, Yulia Menshova
The picture was created with private investment, WITHOUT ANY STATE SUPPORT.
Sasha and his girlfriend Lora are a few days away from their move to Spain. Everything seems to be going smoothly: Sasha is an acclaimed, award-winning barmen, Lora – a beauty with a great education. They’ve packed almost all of their belongings and are waiting for a farewell party, with all of the guests being “proper”, glam and “helpful” people. But there is a hidden problem: Sasha merely pretends to be a happy person, who jogs in the mornings and is waiting to start his own bar in Barcelona. He slowly understands that it is merely a role that he chooses to play. This realization came to him when he found his mother, who gave him away as a newborn over 30 years ago. Sasha is forced to get to know his mother; moreover, only with this encounter will he truly get to know himself.
- Russian Cinema Festival Gorky fest (2022, Russia, Nizhny Novgorod)
- Moscow International Film Festival (2022, Russia, Moscow)
- Asti International Film Festival, Youth Jury Award (2022, Italy, Asti)
- All-Russian television competition "TEFI-Region" (2022, Russia, St. Petersburg)
- International Human Rights Film Festival "Stalker", Stalker Prize for Best Feature Film (2022, Russia, Moscow)
- 8 Women International Film Festival (2023, Russia, Moscow)
- LA Femme International Film Festival (2023, USA, Beverly Hills)
- International Thai Film Festival (2023, Thailand, Bangkok)
- Russian Mental Health Film Festival (2024, Russia, Moscow)
Yana Klimova-Yusupova, 35, screenwriter, director and producer, creator of the independent film company ‘2020films’, presents her full-length debut drama film The Ordinary Man. The picture was created with private investment, WITHOUT ANY STATE SUPPORT.
The Ordinary Man tells the story of a guy who is going to emigrate from Moscow to Barcelona, but suddenly finds his mother who left him in the natal clinic 30 years ago.
This is the story of an orphan who faces a choice: to leave for a beautiful life in Spain or to stay in Russia in order to save someone who needs his help and forgiveness.
The film’s cast is comprised of absolute superstars: Philip Avdeev, the disciple and best artist of the world-famous director Kirill Serebryanikov, who recently opened the festival in Avignon with the play The Black Monk, where he plays the lead; Latvian-Russian star with millions of followers on social media Agata Muceniece; one of the most influential and famous Russian actresses Chulpan Khamatova, who has recently been banned in Russia for her political position.
The film features documentary footage of actual orphans living in an orphanage in the Russian Federation.
The artistic goal of the film is to remind the viewer of the great power of forgiveness. We told a story about ordinary people who can make mistakes, but always have a chance to change their lives for the better.
ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:
Yana Klimova-Yusupova was born on 30.09.1986 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov (VGIK).
2022 - "Оnlyhuman", full - length film \ debut
2016 - "Love", short film
2015 - "Alive", short film