Russian Cinema 2010
The Elephant
  • Director: Vladimir Karabanov (Ukraine)

    Vladimir Karabanov is a 2001 graduate of the Advanced Higher Scriptwriting and Directing Course. He has been awarded a Cultural Fund grant. From 1988 to 1999 he was studying at the Kiev State Music Conservatory with postgraduate studies at Moscow  P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Russia,  2010,  88 min.
Cast:
Sergei Shnurov, Anastasiya Bagrova, Yury Tsurilo, Alexandr Adаbаshiyan
Section:
Russian Cinema

Zarezin, a semi driver, is given the task of transporting an ill circus elephant to a veterinary facility to be put down.  His willing though accidental fellow traveler is the circus-performing teen girl Bonnie.  Zarezin makes a decision to save the elephant with Bonnie’s help. In his turn, Bodhi the elephant helps the characters understand what the most important thing in their lives is. 

 

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