March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 77 minutes
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.
Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev
Alexander Rodionov, Boris Khlebnikov
Alexander Yatsenko, Anna Kotova, Vladimir Korobeinikov, Sergey Nasedkin, Eugene Sitiy
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.
"Roads To Koktebel" (2003), "Free Floating" (2006), "Help Gone Mad" (2009), "Till Night Do Us Part" (2012), A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE (2013)