Private Project

The role

"The Role" is about a brilliant actor in revolutionary Russia who takes on the greatest role of his life -- the role of another man. Influenced by the ideas of symbolism and the Silver Age, he decides to slip into the life of his doppelganger – a revolutionary leader in the new Soviet Russia. First intrigued, then obsessed, he flings himself into the role and lives it to the hilt… even when the play of the life he is writing heads towards a tragic finale. Based on true incidents in the lives of Russia’s symbolists, this gripping film explores how far one man will go for the role of a lifetime.

  • Konstantin Lopushansky
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  • Runtime:
    2 hours 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2013
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  • MIFF (Moscow, Russia), SPIFF(Saint-Petersburg, Russia), HIFF "Love and Anarchy" (Helsinki, Finland), Black nights film festival (Tallinn, Estonia), MIFF "Listapad" (Minsk, Belarus), TIFF (Tbilisi, Georgia), VIFF Pacific Meridian (Vladivostok, Russia), International festival of film actors (Yaroslavl, Russia), Voices (Vologda, Russia), Golden Phoenix (Smolensk, Russia)
  • Awards: "Best actor" Maxim Sukhanov at Black nights film festival (Tallinn, Estonia) Federation of Film Societies award "Best film of the 35th MIFF" (Russia), Tvardovsky special award for best script at "Golden Phoenix" film festival (Smolensk, Russia), Papanov special award "Best actor" (Maxim Sukhanov) at "Golden Phoenix" film festival (Smolensk, Russia), "Best script" at the annual national film award in Russia "Nika" (Moscow), "Best film", "Best script" at "Vivat Russian cinema" (Saint-Petersburg)
Director - Konstantin Lopushansky