Date: 24 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 20:15
Category: Film
Section: CARTE BLANCHE VITALY MANSKY
FESTIVAL PASS TRIESTE and/or MYMOVIES
FESTIVAL IN TRIESTE: BOOK YOUR SEAT

MAL’ČIK


(Un ragazzo / A Boy)
Vitalij Akimov

Russia
2020, HD, b-n / b-w, 52’
v.o. russa / Russian o.v.

Sceneggiatura, fotografia, suono, produzione / Screenplay, Photography, Sound, Produced by: Vitalij Akimov.

ITALIAN PREMIERE

The story of a provincial Russian family told by a ten-year-old boy Stepa with sincere spontaneity. Due to his age, the merciless reality, where he is surrounded by eternally drunk relatives and an unkempt life, is refracted through the purity of perception. A Boy is a portrait of a child who has not yet experienced the bitterness of life, who is still happy, still finds joy everywhere and smiles with a bright smile without thinking about the future.
The film premiered at 2020 IDFA in Amsterdam.

Vitalij Akimov
Born in 1996 in Arsenyev, in the Russian Far East, Vitaly Akimov began his career as a photojournalist. and in 2014 he moved to St. Petersburg, where he published the art magazine “The Strangers”. He currently lives and works in Moscow. A Boy is his debut film.

2020 Mal’čik (A Boy) doc.