Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021

Otpusk

by Anton Sazonov
Russia  ·  2019  ·  Color  ·  12'  ·  o.v. Russian

On Demand

04 - 10 | 02 | 2021

Artyom, a regular butchery worker, gets confused with his life circumstances. Suddenly he comes up with an unusual way out of his crisis.

Leave of Absence is a portrait of the death of the working class − that can’t but disappear into the night. A man roams through rough urban landscapes searching for a light to hold on to − but there isn’t a way out from the slaughterhouse, the empty apartment, the silent morgue nor the dark concrete streets. Former film critic Anton Sazonov delivers a highly visual drama, shot on wide lenses and 4:3, emphasizing the powerlessness of a man caught in the claws of a desolate reality.

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Information

Director
Anton Sazonov

Cast
Andrius Darela , Alexander Zotov , Daria Rumyantseva , Ion Doze

Producer
Mikhail Marizov, Ekaterina Telegina, Anton Sazonov, Vadim Byrkin, Anastasia Pelevina, Jelena Iljushenok

Executive producer
Maria Mikhnevich

Production designer
Ruslana Osmanova

Cinematography
Aydar Sharipov

Music
Dmitry Evgrafov

Costumes
Anna Bashtovaya

Screenplay
Anton Sazonov

Sound
Ruslan Khuseyn

Editing
Vadim Crasnitsky, Anton Sazonov, Ilya Lyamshev

Production
Spot Production
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