Captain Volkonogov Escaped (2021)

Bronze (2021)

Feature Narrative Competition, Russia, Estonia, France, Russian - 126 minutes


About the Film

Captain Volkogonov Escaped is the story of a man who was part of the law enforcement system, until he’s criminally charged and escapes, becoming prey hunted by ex-colleagues. The story is set against the backdrop of the 1938 political persecutions in the USSR. The film competed in the official competition of the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

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Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova

Aleksey Chupov & Natasha Merkulova Aleksey Chupov & Natasha Merkulova is a well-known Russian filmmaking duo who has multiple award-winning films under their belt. Chupov and Merkulova debuted their writing/directing tandem in Intimate Parts. The film received over 30 awards and nominations, including Karlovy Vary, Fort Lauderdale and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festivals. In 2018, their 2nd feature The Man Who Surprised Everyone was selected in the Horizons Competition of Venice International Film Festival. In 2020, they wrote and directed the Call Center series that won The Best Script award at the Pilot Film Festival. Currently, the duo is co-directing Anna K, a contemporary reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s iconic novel Anna Karenina.


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