Now the picture will be shown on the French TV Channel Ciné+, part of the media company Canal+. This is reported by the press center of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in Moscow.
"From June 28 to July 6, the Quand Les Russes Festival of Russian cinema was held in Paris for the seventh time. The Yakutian drama "Scarecrow" directed by Dmitry Davydov won the main prize - a contract with the French TV channel Ciné+, part of the major European media company Canal+, and assistance in finding a distributor in France," the press service said.
In the competition program of the festival, the competitors for the "Scarecrow" were "Whaler" by Philip Yuryev, "Conference" by Ivan I. Tverdovsky, "Deeper" by Mikhail Segal and "Blockade Diary" by Andrey Zaitsev.
The jury of the festival was headed by actress Marina Vladi, it also included film critic Pierre Murat, art director of the Tribeca and Les Arcs festivals Frederic Boyer and publisher Natalia Tyurina.
"I was really shocked by the actress' performance - it's some kind of extraordinary transformation. The film is very tough and naturalistic, but it is not shocking, because the director always stops at the last moment and does not show everything to the end, so as not to disgust the viewer. Even in the last, very realistic, scenes, it turns into a black-and-white image. Thus, we seem to abstract from what is happening and understand better what this woman feels," said Vladi, who was quoted in the press center.
"Scarecrow" is a mystical drama about a Yakut witch. Davydov's film tells about a village fool who heals people at the cost of her vital energy.
We should recall that the picture won the main prize of the 31st Kinotavr, which took place from September 11 to 18, 2020. "Scarecrow" was also awarded for the best female role - it was performed by Valentina Romanova-Chyskyrai.