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Keys to happiness / Last Dear Bulgaria

A young Michurinite fruit breeder Leonid Yets comes to the evacuation to the south in 1943 in order to bring out a new medicinal variety of apples.

He finds the diaries of a man who recently died with a strange death. A decent woman is accused of the murder, and Yets together with his fellow, a Freudian painter Pierre, is trying to find the true cause of death. To do this, they will not only sink into the memories and dreams of the deceased writer, but also into the history of Russia of 1920s. Leonid is sure that everything has its own reasons, and the world is reasonable and logical. But the world is more complicated.

The script is based on Mikhail Zoshchenko's Before Sunrise and made in a rare genre - a psychoanalytic detective.

About the film

full-length film, co-production with SagaFilmProduction, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

  • Genre: psychoanalytic detective
  • Year: 2018
  • Film director: Alexey Fedorchenko
  • Screenplay: Alexey Fedorchenko, Lidia Kanashova
  • Director of photography: Artem Anisimov
  • Producers: Andrey Saveliev, Artem Vasiliev, Dmitry Vorobiev, Alexey Fedorchenko
  • Production designer: Alexey Maksimov
  • Costume designers: Larisa Mekhanoshina, Elena Kamilovskaya
  • Make-up: Polina Statsenko
  • Sound designer: Timofey Shestakov