The Gulls

The Gulls (2015)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2015-02-07
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 5 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: Pусский
  • Production Company: Telesto
  • Production Country: Russia
  • Director: Ella Manzheeva
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Elza lives in a small town in the Republic of Kalmykia on the Caspian Sea. Another year comes to an end, it’s cold and the steppe is covered in a thin layer of snow. When her husband, who makes a living from illegal fishing, asks her one night what she did during the day, she lies. She wasn’t at her mother’s, but at the bus stop. She thought of leaving – to find out what it might be to escape the infinite expanse of her dreary small world. But she didn’t dare; instead she stays and withdraws into herself, unconcerned by who might see. One day, her husband doesn’t return from a dangerous boat trip. It is said that a fisherman only returns if he has a woman waiting for him and that seagulls are the souls of the missing. At the start of a somewhat unplanned pregnancy, widowed and alone, Elza wanders ever further through the city, plotting a path between tradition and the contemporary until she’s no longer on familiar ground.

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  • Evgeniya Mandzhieva

  • Sergey Adianov

  • Lyubov Ubushieva

  • Evgeny Sangadzhiev

Directing Ella Manzheeva Director
Editing Sergey Ivanov Editor
Production Elena Glikman Producer
Sound Anton Silaev Original Music Composer
Production Viktoriya Lupik Producer
Camera Alexandr Kuznetsov Director of Photography
Writing Ella Manzheeva Screenplay
Production Tatyana Sarana Producer
Art Denis Bauer Production Design