Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

A Long and Happy Life (Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn)


Year: 2013
Country: RUSSIA
Run Time: 77 minutes

A Long and Happy Life
A Long and Happy Life
A Long and Happy Life
A Long and Happy Life

Idealistic Sasha left the city for a Russian village on the river, where he bought a small farm. Eager to turn a profit, he hired a group of workers to help with the crops. Unfortunately, his new life becomes threatened when the local government bullies him into selling the land. After some convincing, he hesitantly decides to take the deal. But, after his employees protest the move, he's inspired by their passion for the farm. When Sasha informs the council he's staying put, things begin to unravel. His girlfriend, who happens to work for the government, is unhappy with his decision, putting an intense strain on their relationship. As the pressure builds, many of his workers begin to abandon ship, leaving Sasha alone in his fight against the corrupt bureaucrats. He becomes obsessed as the situation consumes him, leaving him faced with choices he won't be able to reverse. Boris Khlebnikov's A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE is an impassioned tale of a man desperately clinging to his cause, no matter what happens. (In Russian with subtitles) —E.F.

A Long and Happy Life (Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn)

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:50 AM

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition

Boris Khlebnikov

Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev

Alexander Rodionov, Boris Khlebnikov

Pavel Kostomarov

Ivan Lebedev

Principal Cast
Alexander Yatsenko, Anna Kotova, Vladimir Korobeinikov, Sergey Nasedkin, Eugene Sitiy

Director Bio
Boris Khlebnikov is a writer, producer, and director who was born in Moscow in 1972. He studied film at the All-Russian State Institute for Cinema. He's the producer of the Russian television comedy series, Lyubov na rayone.

Select Filmography
"Roads To Koktebel" (2003), "Free Floating" (2006), "Help Gone Mad" (2009), "Till Night Do Us Part" (2012), A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE (2013)

Print Source

Community Partner

Earth Day Coalition

Questions? >


Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have seven different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare