Magazine article Screen International

Moscow's Screen Best Pitch Winner Now in Post-Production

Magazine article Screen International

Moscow's Screen Best Pitch Winner Now in Post-Production

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The Ice Hole (Prorub), Screen International's first Best Pitch Award winner at last year's Moscow Business Square, is now in post-production in Moscow.

Speaking during this year's Berlinale, director Andrey Silvestrov recalled how the film's shoot "was not easy because we were only supported by private companies and private individuals, our friends."

The low-budget production was produced by Silvestrov's new company the League of Experimental Films together with post-production outfit Cosmosfilm who had also given an award to The Ice Hole in Moscow last June.

"The government and large production companies were scared to get involved with us," Silvestrov said about the comedy, which follows an artist, an oligarch, a Russian president and an alcoholic.

"But I'm pleased that we have not made any compromises and we now have exactly what I wanted," he continued.

Silvestrov moved away from original plans to incorporate 3D elements in the film's ironic and tragic view of modern Russia to aim more for a style similar to the paintings of Vermeer. …

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