RUS

Dear Father… (12+)

Russia, 2014, colour, 22 min.
Director: Natalia Kononenko
Main character of the film is a former criminal with a number of previous convictions. Everything has started with youth custody centre, and ended up on the edge of death. Is there a chance for a normal life again, even if it seems there is no coming back anymore?

AWARDS

International film forum Zolotoy Vityaz in Tomsk, 2014: winner in category Documentary short films; All-Russian open documentary film festival Sol Zemli in Samara, 2014: winner in category “Honour your father and your mother”; International documentary drama film festival “Saratov Sufferings”, 2014: Special prize of Internet portal “Provincials”; All-Russian short film festival Artkino in Moscow, 2014: Mikhail Agranovich’s diploma; International charity festival “Bright eyed angel”, 2014: Third prize for Best documentary film; International festival “Slavyanskaya skazka” in Sofia (Bulgaria): Jury’s Special prize; International film festival Radonezh in Moscow, 2014: Jury’s Special prize for debut; Stalker International Film Festival, 2014: Diploma of Russian Guild of Film Critics; National documentary TV and film award “Lavrovaya vetv”, 2014. Grand-Prix of X International Sreten Orthodox film festival Vstrecha in Obninsk, 2015: Grand-Prix.

Natalia Kononenko

Natalia Kononenko

graduated from Moscow State University of Linguistics in 1996 as foreign language teacher. In 2014 she graduated from Moscow Television and Radio Broadcasting Institute “Ostankino” with diploma with honours. Her specialty was film and TV director (Dmitry Talankin’s workshop).

FILMOGRAPHY

On the Stone of Faith, 2010; But love is bigger among them…, 2011; With One Lips and One Heart, 2012; Fear nothing…, 2014; Dear Father…, 2014.
Russia, 2014, colour, 22 min.
Director: Natalia Kononenko
Main character of the film is a former criminal with a number of previous convictions. Everything has started with youth custody centre, and ended up on the edge of death. Is there a chance for a normal life again, even if it seems there is no coming back anymore?

AWARDS

International film forum Zolotoy Vityaz in Tomsk, 2014: winner in category Documentary short films; All-Russian open documentary film festival Sol Zemli in Samara, 2014: winner in category “Honour your father and your mother”; International documentary drama film festival “Saratov Sufferings”, 2014: Special prize of Internet portal “Provincials”; All-Russian short film festival Artkino in Moscow, 2014: Mikhail Agranovich’s diploma; International charity festival “Bright eyed angel”, 2014: Third prize for Best documentary film; International festival “Slavyanskaya skazka” in Sofia (Bulgaria): Jury’s Special prize; International film festival Radonezh in Moscow, 2014: Jury’s Special prize for debut; Stalker International Film Festival, 2014: Diploma of Russian Guild of Film Critics; National documentary TV and film award “Lavrovaya vetv”, 2014. Grand-Prix of X International Sreten Orthodox film festival Vstrecha in Obninsk, 2015: Grand-Prix.