Vladimir Pankov's 'Doctor' Wins Gran Prix at Russia's Dvizheniye Festival

The director also received the best director award at the new festival for debut films.

MOSCOW – Vladimir Pankov’s Doktor (Doctor) collected the Gran Prix of Dvizheniye, a new Russian festival for debut films, which drew to a close in the Siberian city of Omsk on Sunday.

The experimental feature, centered on the adventures of a provincial doctor and heavily spiked with theatrical elements and musical numbers and directed by a well-known theater director, also picked up the best director’s award. Three of its actors, Andrei Zavodyuk, Alexander Kudryavtsev and Sergei Rodyukov, shared the best actor award.

Taisiya Krammi was awarded best actress for her role in Alexandra Strelyanaya’s More (Sea). Maria Saprykina and Pavel Bardin, who wrote Salam, Maskva (Salam, Moscow), collected the best script award, and the movie’s director of photography. Sergei Danduryan. picked up the best cinematography award.

The feature-length documentaries Denis Davydov Trip by Ksandra Kolesnik and Anton Seryogin and Linar by Anastasiya Tarasova received the jury’s special mentions. Linar also collected the audience award.

Dvizheniye was launched by Russia’s culture ministry and the government of Omsk region and intends to compete with Russia’s other film debut festival, Dukh Ognya (Spirit of Fire), which has been held in the North Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk since 2003.