Leave of Absence
Russia | 2019 | DCP | Color | 12 min | Anton Sazonov
SUNDAY 4 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 12 MIN.
THURSDAY 8 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 15:30 | 85 MIN.
Director: Anton Sazonov
Screenplay: Anton Sazonov
Producer: Mikhail Marizov, Ekaterina Telegina, Anton Sazonov, Vadim Byrkin, Anastasia Pelevina, Jelena Iljushenok
Cinematography: Aydar Sharipov
Editing: Vadim Crasnitsky, Anton Sazonov, Ilya Lyamshev
Sound: Ruslan Khuseyn
Music: Dmitry Evgrafov
Cast: Andrius Darela, Alexander Zotov, Daria Rumyantseva, Ion Doze, Vyacheslav Gulivitsky
In Russia, suppressed masculinity has led to a feeling of unfulfillment as men feel that the country rejects them, leading to a drastic decline in male life expectancy.
Anton Sazonov is a Russian filmmaker and screenwriter. He obtained a degree in economics before he graduated from the Pro Arte School of Art Journalism. He also finished a directing course at the Moscow Film School, in the class of Alexey Popogrebsky. The short film The Impasse (2017) is his graduation work from film school. He won the Pardi Di Domani Best Direction Prize (PIANIFICA) for his second short Leave Of Absence (2019) at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival. It was shortlisted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.
Locarno Film Festival –Official selection, Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize (PIANIFICA)– 2019, Switzerland
Sundance Film Festival –Official selection– 2020, USA
Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers –Official selection– 2020, France
Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris –Official selection– 2020, Lithuania