Young Oksana put Denis in a baby box when he was an infant. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children’s home, intent on making amends for her neglect. Denis, however, has no idea of the heavy price to be paid for his mother’s favour: the fragile boy has one unusual quality which Oksana has no qualms about exploiting.As in his previous film Zoology the inimitable Ivan I. Tverdovskiy examines the life of a lonely individual who has been unable to fully integrate himself into society. The film premiered at Kinotavr Film Festival where it won two awards for the best actress and best cinematographer. Moreover, the film received a special jury commendation at the Karlovy Vary festival.
Jumpman, dir. Ivan I. Tverdovskiy; Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France; 2018. Cast: Denis Vlasenko, Anna Slyu, Danil Steklov, Pavel Chinarev, Vilma Kutavičiútë. 95 min, 18+. In Russian without any subtitles.
Reception at 9 pm. We recommend arriving early for the best available seating. Screening begins at 9:45 pm. The film will be presented by director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, lead actors Denis Vlasenko and Danil Steklov and lead actress Anna Slyu.
The Moscow premiere of the film will be held as part of the third international Strelka Film Festival by Okko. The programme includes Russian and Moscow premieres of films from different countries selected by curator Stas Tyrkin. Winners of and participants in international competitions, including festivals in Cannes, Berlinale and Sundance and the Russian Kinotavr, will be presented in a series of eleven film screenings. The festival is supported by Okko, a streaming service that develops projects provoking viewers’ interest in cinema. Its’ collection includes blockbusters, popular series, short films and independent movies. Okko also supports festivals and hold special screenings.The curator of the film festival is Stas Tyrkin: film critic, member of the Moscow International Film Festival selection committee, program director of the Dvijenie festival and curator of the cinema course at the Gogol Center.