Private Project

BORODINO

An experimental sitcom, shot in the style of silent films of the early twentieth century. A parody of military-patriotic films. The plot of the film is the battle of the Russian army with Napoleon in 1812.

  • Dmitri Frolov
    Director
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Writer
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Producer
  • Dmitri Frolov
    director of photography
  • Alexey Frolov
    Key Cast
    "Kutuzov"
  • Mihail Nahamkin
    Key Cast
    "Napoleon"
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Key Cast
    "Kutuzov's adjutant and Prince Bagration"
  • Mark Nahamkin
    Key Cast
    "Napoleon's Aide-De-Camp"
  • Vladimir Pitenin
    Key Cast
    "General Khrapovitsky"
  • Mihail Kandakov
    Key Cast
    "General Platov"
  • Alexander Feodorov
    Key Cast
    "Russian soldier and 1st French general"
  • Svetlana Mihailova
    Key Cast
    "Telephone operator"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sitcom, Silent comedy, War comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8 mm film
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    Italy
    August 15, 2020
    World premiere
    WINNERS: Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Make-Up
  • Monthly Indie Shorts
    Scottsdale
    United States
    August 27, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    September 1, 2020
    WINNER: Best Director
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    United States
    November 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Global Monthly Online Film Competition (GMOFC)

    Canada
    November 8, 2020
    WINNERS: 'Best Experimental Short', 'Best Director Short - Jury Choice'
  • Kinoskop - Analog Experimental Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    January 5, 2021
    Brazil premiere
    NOMINEE - "Best Experimental Film"
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    January 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    February 17, 2021
    WINNER
  • Accord Cine Fest
    Mumbai
    India
    March 3, 2021
    NOMINEE - Best Comedy Short
  • Continental Film Awards

    India
    March 26, 2021
    FINALIST
  • kalakari film fest
    DEWAS
    India
    May 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Thessaloniki Free Short Festival
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    May 5, 2021
    Honorable Mention; NOMINEE - Best Poster Award
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    May 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Marousi
    Greece
    June 7, 2021
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • Beyond Time Genre Awards
    Toronto
    Canada
    June 30, 2021
    NOMINATED: Best Comedy
  • Indo American International Festival of World Cinema
    Mumbai
    India
    July 15, 2021
    Best Picture and Best Director awards
  • 7th Siding Festival of Film
    Creston
    Canada
    November 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • SacFilmChallenge
    Sacramento
    United States
    September 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The International Short Film Festival SHORT FORM
    Gornji Milanovac
    Serbia
    September 29, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Distributor
    Country: Russian Federation
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dmitri Frolov

Dmitri Frolov was born in Leningrad in 1966. He graduated from The Institute of Film & Television in 1990.
He worked at LENFILM Studios and then for the STV film company as a cameraman, in which capacity he has worked with many independent filmmakers.
He began to shoot his own films before the start of perestroika, in the early 1980s, He is one of the leaders of russian movievanguard in postperestroika age. He makes esthetic experiments connecting with return to dumb cinema on new level of movielanguage.
His films he shoots exclusively on film company "Svema". Even despite the fact that the film material, said the factory was left far in the Soviet past, and the film is not released, he revives the footage, while continuing to be faithful to the brand selected more child. When asked why, he replied that only "Svema" because of its unpredictability and non-uniformity of the emulsion, is the living material, which is able to convey the thrill of the character of life and even the seemingly inanimate object.

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