Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas



Year: 2017
Run Time: 116 minutes


Oleg and Katya are healthcare workers who fell in love and married while at med school. They now work at the same city hospital—Katya as an emergency room physician and Oleg as a paramedic in an EMA ambulance. Katya wants to build her career, while Oleg will buck the system to ensure his patients are treated well. Katya feels Oleg cares more for his patients than for her and asks Oleg for a divorce. Now, as part of mandatory National Health Reform, a cold-hearted new boss is making Oleg’s life more hellish, and Katya is at her absolute breaking point under the effects of Oleg’s rebellious nature and escalating drinking. As an unsteady health system begins to crack around them, so does the foundation of their lives. The situation is becoming critical; the prognosis grim. With an exhilarating and surgically precise balance of passion and pure cinematic adrenaline, ARRHYTHMIA is the perfect prescription for capturing your heart while making it skip more than a few beats. (In Russian with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:45 AM

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition


Boris Khlebnikov

Boris Khlebnikov was born in 1972 in Moscow. He studied at VGIK and became an award-winning director and producer.

Roads to Koktebel (2003), Free Floating (2006), Help Gone Mad (2009), Poka noch ne razluchit (2012), A Long and Happy Life (2013), ARRHYTHMIA (2017)

Mars Media Entertainment, CTB Film Company

Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev

Principal Cast
Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva

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