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Italian director dreams to show in Russia his film Karenina and I

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Italian director dreams to show in Russia his film Karenina and I


10.05.2017

Film poster/Orto Polare
Award-winning director Tommaso Mottola dreams to show in Russia a new feature telling the lifestory of contemporary Anna Karenina.

This half-documentary, half fiction road movie depicts a travel of Norwegian dramatic actress Gørild Mauseth by Trans-Siberian railway. According to the plot, during a trip the actress works on her Anna Karenina role that totaly absorbs her.

The idea to shoot the movie came to director's wife, Gørild Mauseth when she received an invitation from Primorsky Drama theater of Vladivostok to play Karenina. The actress decided to travel there by train, partly taking famous Trans-Siberian railway, to acknowledge better Russia and it's inhabitants.

While immersing into all role details, the actress fell in love with Karenina character. Therefore she and Tommazo took a very challenging decision to proceed with a film on this trip and on the inner process of actress' creative research.

The couple was very lucky to gather multinational pro crew of Norwegians, Italians and Russians to complete the movie on very low $70,000 budget.

As for now the film creators are looking to attract more attention to their feature in Russia.

Tommaso Mottola dreams that Karenina and I will make the same travel around Russian cities as they did while taking Trans-Siberian railway.

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