Director: Bolotnikov Ivan
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Nominated for Best Film at Busan International Film Festival
Director Ivan Bolotnikov's second film, whose debut film Kharms won the Best Screenplay Award at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)
Based on a true story
Explores the gruesomeness of wars and fanaticism
Palmyra Poster
2020/ Russia85 min/ Drama
Original Title
Based on a true story, Arthur – a former military doctor – leads the quiet life of a widower in a mountain village in Dagestan.
He then learns that his only daughter, Maryam, has been recruited by a terrorist organization and ran away to Syria.
The father decides to follow her, willing to do what it takes to save her.
Geza Morcsányi
Ekaterina Kramarenko
Daniela Stojanovic
Darius Gumauskas
Vagif Kerimov
Screenwriters: Konstantin Lopushansky, Vyacheslav Rybakov, Denis Gutsko, Ivan Bolotnikov
DOP: Ayrat Yamilov
Editor: Anna Mass
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Production Company(ies)
Proline Film
Andrey Sigle
film festivals
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Europe Film Festival, UK
The Golden Unicorn Awards, UK