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The Dependents

Based on the works by A.Chekhov «The Dependents».

There is a village in the mountains. Katya – a former patient of psychiatric hospital returns to abandoned house, where she meets a grandfather - old war veteran and a donkey. For her liberation grandfather Peter mortgaged the house and forced to move to the town to stay with relatives. But it’s impossible to go with the donkey. The only solution - to get the donkey to a local slaughterhouse - changes the fate of the characters radically.

  • Igor Parfenov
  • Igor Parfenov
  • Igor Parfenov
  • Vladimir Maliar, Ellen Sliusarchi, Igor Parfenov, G.Shtarkman, L.Kara-Guyar and others
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
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    Digital HD
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    Black & White
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  • Indiana Short Film Festival 2013
    October 16, 2013
    American Premiere
  • International Film Festival of Film and Television in Samara 2013
    Samara, Russian Federation
    November 11, 2013
    Russian Premiere
  • XX International Film Festival in Drama, Greece, 2014
    International premiere
  • International Film Festival "Steps" 2013
    Kharkov, Ukraine
    Ukraine premiere
  • Portobello Film Festival 2014
    London, UK
    Nominated for "Best Foreign Film"
  • 16th Film Festival "Zaporizhia Cinerama"
    Grand Prix, the prize "Best music", the prize for "Best Actor", 2014.
  • 2nd Festival of Short Films in Zambia 2014
    Zambia, Africa
  • 22nd Festival International ALTER-NATIVE 2014.
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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