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MY JOY (MEIN GLÜCK)

MY JOY
Scene from MY JOY (photo © ma.ja.de fiction)

MY JOY is a tale of a truck driver Georgy. He leaves his home town with a load of goods, but he is forced to take a wrong turn on the motorway, and finds himself in the middle of nowhere. Georgy tries to find his way, but gradually, against his will, he becomes drawn into the daily life of a Russian village. In a place where brutal force and survival instincts overcome humanity and common sense, the truck driver’s story heads for a dead end...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Sergei Loznitsa
Screenplay Sergei Loznitsa
Cinematography Oleg Mutu
Danielius Kokanauskis
Mare Raidma, Kirill Shuvalov
Cast Vlad Ivanov Pavel Vorozhtsov, Boris Kamorzin, Maria Varsami, Olga Shuvalova, Vladimir Golovin, Alisa Slepyan, Viktor Nemets, Dmitriy Bykovskiy
Producers Heino Deckert, Oleg Kokhan
Co-Producers Joost de Vries, Marleen Slot, Leontine Petit
Production Company ma.ja.de. Fiction, in co-production with SOTA Cinema Group/Kiev, Lemming Film
Length 127 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Russian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Cannes 2010 (In Competition), Karlovy Vary 2010, Kinotavr Open Sochi 2010, Sarajevo 2010, Sitges 2010, Chicago 2010, Molodist Kiev 2010, Stockholm 2010 (In Competition), Tallinn Black Nights 2010, Rotterdam 2011, Hong Kong 2011, Istanbul 2011, CPH PIX 2011, San Francisco 2011, Sao Paulo 2012, Planete Doc Warsaw 2013, Crossing Europe Linz 2015, Reykjavik 2018
Awards Best Direction & Russian Film Scholars & Critics' "White Elephant" Award Sochi 2010, Grand Prix & FIPRESCI Jury Award Molodist Kiev 2010
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MEDIA

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