Private Project

Moonlight People

Two young men and two girls on a moonlit night confess to each other in their strange fantasies and loves that go beyond the usual standards..
The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity.
The film was made in the style of experimental films of the 1920s with a non-linear narration full of strange surrealistic images. He is black and white and devoid of dialogue. Filmed on film 16 mm of firm "Svema", released in the USSR. This added to his exoticism. The image was put to the music of Alexander Scriabin “The Poem of Ecstasy” (1907).

  • Dmitri Frolov
    Director
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Screenplay
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Writer
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Producer
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Cinematography
  • Vladimir Zolotar'
    Key Cast
    "Second"
  • Yuriy Yadrovskiy
    Key Cast
    "Initial"
  • Natalya Sourkova
    Key Cast
    "Initial"
  • Darya Alymova
    Key Cast
    "Second"
  • Sergey Hotelev
    Key Cast
    "Teenager"
  • Dmitriy Shibanov
    Key Cast
    "1st chess player"
  • Dmitriy Ignatov
    Key Cast
    "2nd chess player"
  • Oriza Triznyak
    Key Cast
    "1st officer"
  • Alexey Shuvalov
    Key Cast
    "2nd officer"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Shooting Format:
    16 mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • OtherMovie 8th Lugano Film Festival
    Lugano
    Switzerland
    April 14, 2019
    Official Selection and The closing film of the festival
  • Cefalù film festival 2019
    Palermo
    Italy
    June 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival
    Shanghai
    China
    June 9, 2019
    Finalist
  • YVE International Youth Film Festival
    Jiangsu
    China
    July 25, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    September 13, 2019
    Finalist
  • BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival
    Bilbao
    Spain
    September 15, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Diversidarte - Festival de Curtas
    A Coruña
    Spain
    September 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Buenos Aires International Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 4, 2019
    Best Poster
  • 6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 21, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Kautik International Film Festival
    Marchula
    India
    November 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    November 13, 2019
    Turkey Premiere
    The Best Fresh Air Award
  • Kinoskop - Analog Experimental Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    November 29, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Cluj-Napoca
    Romania
    December 5, 2019
    1st place in Experimental of the Month
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 9, 2019
    Semi-Finalist
  • Malabo International Music & Film Festival
    Malabo
    Equatorial Guinea
    April 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Short Cine Fest

    United States
    March 20, 2020
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • boyOHboy
    Paris
    France
    October 16, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dreamanila International Film Festival
    Manila
    Philippines
    May 15, 2020
    GRAND JURY AWARD
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    July 1, 2020
    FINALIST
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    Italy
    July 12, 2020
    WINNER - Best Cinematography
  • Madrid Film Awards
    Madrid
    Spain
    July 20, 2020
    Award Winner - Best Poster
  • Monthly Indie Shorts
    Scottsdale
    United States
    July 29, 2020
    WINNER: Special Mention
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    United States
    August 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • WORLD CINEMA CARNIVAL
    Kolkata
    India
    September 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Best Director Award
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 24, 2020
    Semi-Finalist
  • 5ª Make Art Not War Teaser Future Film Festival (MANWTFFF)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 17, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    September 25, 2020
    WINNER - Best Experimental Film
  • Esto Es Para Esto
    Monterrey
    Mexico
    September 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL Playa del Carmen
    QRoo
    Mexico
    November 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Queer Lisboa
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    September 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    November 12, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Global Monthly Online Film Competition

    Canada
    October 8, 2020
    AWARD WINNER - 'Best Experimental Short', 'Best Director Short'
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    October 6, 2020
    WINNER: Special Mention
  • GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards
    Curitiba
    Brazil
    November 1, 2020
    NOMINATED: - Best Production Design of Short Film - Best Cinematography of Short Film - Best Director of Short Film - Best Poster of Short Film - Best Sound Design/Mix of Short Film - Best Editing of Short Film - Best Short Film; WINNERS - - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OF SHORT FILM - BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN OF SHORT FILM - BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
  • CineToro Experimental Film Festival
    Valle del Cauca
    Colombia
    November 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Silente
    Puebla
    Mexico
    November 24, 2020
    Winner: Best Experimental Short Film - SPECIAL MENTION
  • The Flight Deck Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    December 4, 2020
    FINALIST
  • Stuff MX Film Festival
    México
    Mexico
    December 21, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Golden Jury International Film Festival (GJIFF)
    Mumbai
    India
    December 15, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Scream Queer - Eros and Thanatos
    Rome
    Italy
    January 3, 2021
    FINALIST
  • Kinam, International Film Festival
    México
    Mexico
    February 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Coal City Film Festival
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    March 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • T.I.F.A. - Tietê International Film Awards
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    May 15, 2021
    6 NOMINEE: - BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST SCREENPLAY EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST EDITING EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST SOUND DESIGN EXPERIMENTAL FILM; 3 AWARDS - 🏆- BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM 🏆- BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM 🏆- BEST EDITING EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
    Colorado Springs
    United States
    May 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    June 11, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • REDMOON is an international film competition
    Luján, San Luis
    Argentina
    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL VIDEOPARK
    Uzice
    Serbia
    July 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    July 17, 2021
    BEST OF THE SEASON SEMI-FINALIST
  • Crossroads International Short Film Festival
    istanbul
    Turkey
    October 1, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • BUEIFF CHANNEL
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    August 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The itinerant Cinema of La Bête Rousse

    France
    September 20, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Dmitri Frolov
    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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