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THE GIFT

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  • year : 2020
  • country : Kazakhstan, Germany, Russia, USA, UK, France
  • timing : 12:57'
  • genre : fiction film
  • producer : Radik Kudoyarov

written and produced by Radik Kudoyarov
DoP Vadim Poteyev
music by Dmitriy Friga
sound by Sergey Shunkevich
editor Nikolay Shavel
production designer Alexey Martynov
cast: Pavel Kharlanchuk, Ivan Klimovich, Anna Kharlanchuk, Oleg Weber, Ivan Tchepko, Valeriy Shushkevich
production company: RITE PRODUCTIONS

Father gives his son an unusual gift for his 10th birthday. It will change the boy's life forever.

  • Malta Short Film Festival, Best Actor Award (2020, Malta)
  • Kazan International Muslim Film Festival (2020, Russia, Kazan)
  • Giffoni Film Festival, Semi-finalist (2020, Italy)
  • Portobello Film Festival (2020, UK, London)
  • Moscow Shorts, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (2020, Russia, Moscow)
  • Arouca Film Festival, 2nd Best Film, Best Photography (2020, Portugal, Arouca)
  • BAIQONYR International Short Film Festival (2020, Kazakhstan, Almaty, Astana)
  • International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere" (2020, Russia, Moscow)
  • AGM International Short Film Competition (2020, Turkey, Adana)
  • Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival (2020, India, Madurai)
  • Asti International Film Festival (2020, Italy, Asti)
  • Russian Film Week & the Golden Unicorn Awards (2020, United Kingdom, London)
  • International Film and TV-program Festival "Radonezh" (2020, Russia, Moscow)
  • ClujShorts International Short Film Festival (2021, Romania, Cluj-Napoca)
  • International Film Forum "Zolotoy Vityaz" (Golden knight) (2021, Russia, Sevastopol)
  • Ozerov International Military Film Festival (2021, Russia, Tula)
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest (2021, Italy, Nettuno)
  • Pune Short Film Festival (2021, India, Pune)
  • Accessible Film Festival (2021, Turkey, Ankara)
  • Deep Fried Film Festival (2021, UK, Cotebridge)
  • Ocktober Film Festival (2021, United States, New York)
  • Procida International Film Festival (2021, Italy, Procida)
  • International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Audience Award (2021, Spain, Lanzarote)
  • Hamburger Deutsch-Russischen Kinoforum "KinoHafen" (2021, Germany, Hamburg)
  • Russian National Auteur Short Film Festival “Artkino”, Best Regional Film (2021, Russia, Moscow)
  • International Short Film Festival CORTI A PONTE (2022, Italy, Ponte San Nicolo)
  • Open Russian Film Festival of Patriotic Cinema "Malaya Zemlya" (2022, Russia, Novorossiysk)


Director’s statement

This short film is a flashback, an old man's memories of an episode from his childhood that has left a mark on his whole life. The film has an artistic part, but it does not change the essence. What was the father's goal when he put the gun in the child's hands? What person did he want to raise? Years later, the character tries to find an explanation for what happened.


ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:

Radik Kudoyarov was born on 07.09.1973 in Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan), Russia. He is a well-known independent Russian filmmaker, director and screenwriter. Studied history at Bashkir State University and was trained in television management at the University of California. In 2003 established his own film production company, RITE, and has produced and directed over 30 documentary films.


FILMOGRAPHY:

2020 - "The Gift", short film / debut
2019 - "Appointed by Time", documentary
2015 - "Peace and Sport", documentary
2014 - "The General," documentary
2014 - "In the Heart of Mother Earth ...", documentary
2014 - "Kubota’s Kimonos, History on Silk", documentary
2011 - "Karim Hakimov. The Russian Lawrence of Arabia", documentary
2010 - "Charles De Gaulle. His Majesty the President", documentary
2010 - "The Reunification of Germany. In the Wings of a Triumph", documentary
2010 - "Normandy-Niemen. We flew in the same skies", documentary
2010 - "Unwritten Story. Polish Break", documentary
2009 - "The Berlin Wall. Trajectory of the Fall", documentary
2009 - "Evgeny Primakov. A Man from Life", documentary film
2009 - "The Secret of the Camp Badber", documentary
2009 - "Walter Stennes. A friend against Hitler", documentary
2007 - "Technology of the Modern Coup", documentary
2007 - "Rudolf Nureyev. Stolen Immortality", documentary
2005 - "Alibi for Paul McCartney", documentary
2005 - "Nuremberg. The Last Fight", documentary
2004 - "The Plot of the Century", documentary
2004 - "Superagent at NATO", documentary
2004 - "The Make-Up Artist. The Masking Professor", documentary
2003 - "The Myth of Rudolph", documentary
2003 - "The Black General", documentary

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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, Russia, Romania, 60:03’' documentary producer Sergey Kutsevalov
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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, 27:46’' animation producer Anna Danilova,Gala Yunevskaya
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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, 07:33' fiction film producer Daniil Demidov
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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, Belarus, 12:18' fiction film producer Artyom Lobach
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2016, Russia, 11:55' fiction film producer Arseniy Gonchukov
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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, 24:22' fiction film producer Lolita Naranovich
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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, France, Syria, 44:10' documentary producer Evdokiya Moskvina
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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, 98:43' fiction film producer Vitaliy Manyukov
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2017, Russia, 28:00' fiction film producer Nikolay Kotyash
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2017, Italy, 08:46' fiction film producer Anna Yanovskaya
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2017, Russia, 25:20' fiction film producer Sergey Pozdnyakov
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