Nonconformity is a multilayered epos based on the works by L. Tolstoy, A.Chekhov.

The action is shifted to our reality. The spotlight of the story is a withdrawn existence of mountain village inhabitants. Fyodor Lykov is a butcher, a man with the past. But he has neither present nor future. Having lost his father at a young age, and for the survival of his family, Fyodor had to go to work at the slaughterhouse. In the same village there is a mental hospital. Its head administration is a black market and organ dealers. Among the patients there is a granddaughter of a war veteran, who is deprived of his house in exchange for his granddaughter’s freedom. His belongings are ruined. The old man is starving... To take the donkey to the slaughterhouse is the last chance to survive. By chance the crippled girl meets the butcher. But she knows that she is going to die. The butcher feels his coming death as well. They are scared. It is hard for them. They both have stories to tell and they will share their secrets with each other.

  • Igor Parfenov
  • Igor Parfenov
  • Igor Parfenov
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  • Runtime:
    2 hours 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
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    BluRay, HD, DVD
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    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge 2014
    Germany. Berlin
    February 8, 2014
  • twentieth Russian Film Festival "Literature and Cinema" 2014
  • 6th International Film Festival "Steps"2013
    Ukraine premiere
  • Film Festival "Window to Europe" 2013
    Россия, Выборг
  • International Festival of Environmental Film "Green Century" 2013
    Russia, Moscow
    Russian Premiere
Director Biography - Igor Parfenov

Parfenov Igor, was born March 8, 1962.
Since childhood, love and protect animals, fond of philosophy. As a tourist-extremal traveling through the Altai and Sayan mountains, rafted down the mountain rivers.
In 1986 he received the title of Master of Sports in Judo
In 1989 he graduated from the Kharkov Institute of Physical Education.
From 1984 to 1990 he worked as a senior coach school sports in judo.
From 1997 to the present time - chairman of the Human Rights Centre "Steps" to them. Tolstoy. (human rights, protection of animals and nature)
In 1999-2005 gg established and published human rights - philosophical (human rights, animal welfare) is not a commercial magazine "Scream".
In 2000 he received the title of "Man of the Year - a man of the Millennium" in the category "Nature Defender of the Year" (Kiev, Ukraine).
In 2004 (according to the present time.) - Made the film studio "Steps" which began filming copyrights, feature, documentary and short films. To date, as a filmmaker has made 9 feature films, several short and documentary works (films produced in the studio "Steps" dozens of times were the winners and winners of international film festivals).
From 2005 to 2010 he published a social newspaper "Time to protect animals."
Since 2007, founded and organized the international human rights film festival "Steps", which every year brings together films from more than fifty countries.
At the festival, show films on human rights, the protection of animals and nature, as well as films of the spiritual, philosophical, and social issues.
Since 2011, member of the Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine.

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