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.
Sergei Shnurov, Anastasiya Bagrova, Yury Tsurilo, Alexandr Adаbаshiyan
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.