The experimental film «Manikarnika» is a philosophical reflection on the contemporary problems of intercultural interaction in the multi-polar modern world and the self-identification of the individual in it. Based on documentary shootings and production scenes the film does not follow the established forms of documentary films. The plot of the film is the story of how a European guy comes to the city of Varanasi and tries to find answers to existential questions. The general idea of ​​the film lies in the interpretation of the picture and their varying meanings. The viewer of the film is not offered a one-sided view of the contemporary problem, but he can find his answer by immersing himself in the atmosphere of the film «Manikarnika».

  • Sergei Uryvaev
  • Sergei Uryvaev
  • Denis Nikulenkov
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
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    English, Hindi, Urdu
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Director Biography - Sergei Uryvaev

Sergey Uryvaev graduated from the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors in 200 in Moscow7. Since 2008 he has taken part in various festivals and collective exhibitions.

2017 - Message to a Man'', film ''Manikarnika'
2013 - 'Message to a Man'', film ''To be''
2013 - ''Flaertina'', film ''To be''
2013 - ''Deboshirfilm - Pure dreams'',the film ''To Be'', ( best documentary diploma)
2008 - " Kino.Doc " film "Soma" special jury's mention.
2007 - "New Cinema XXI Century" , the film "Soma"
2007 - " Deboshirfilm - Pure Dreams" , the film " Soma"
2007 - ''Message to a Man'', the film ''Big city's dreams''

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Director Statement

In the condition, simply fixing reality, as children do, the beauty of the universe is born, as such, and not the opinions of any group of people. For example, sunset is beautiful in itself, as the sum of processes. At sunset there is no creator and all the more there are no installations for its creation, but he is incredibly beautiful. In contemplation, beauty is found by one who does not seek.