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CANNES, May 21 -. RIA Novosti Russian director film by Kirill Serebrennikov “The Apprentice” has received an independent premium Francois Chalet at the Cannes film festival, said on Saturday Prize press service
The award. after the French journalist and historian of cinema, François Chalet is awarded since 1997 by an independent jury of films that convey the value of life and journalism.
“The film” The Apprentice “takes place in Russia, but it concerns us all. Having chosen the mysterious tones, the student is guided by the words of the Bible to challenge its teachings. This film is a bold, disturbing and explosive “, – said in a statement.
The film was based on the play, staged at the theater” Gogol-center. “The play, in turn, is based on a play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg. Action from Germany moved to the Russian reality
in the center of the plot -. student Benjamin, who suddenly decides that he knows all about moral norms, how they need to comply with and from whom to defend what is good and what is bad – in a world that is mired in lies, wickedness and hypocrisy. His behavior becomes a serious challenge to others – single mothers, teachers, classmates – and raises many important intergenerational and social issues. Performance at one time was one of the most popular in “Gogol-center” and also received five nominations for the main Russian theater award “Golden mask”. it is expected that in wide release film will be released in 2016.