Ludi. Zveri is a short story about a group of children’s entertainers, two of whom are a couple in the middle of breaking up.
Not much to say: this novella is absolutely brilliant. Great story – simple, but comprehensive; great dialogs; wonderful acting; very fitting music. Ruslan Sorokin (who also made King Lear) is definitely a name I’d be following in the future; he’s an amazing directorial gift.
Discovering such works, barely known yet carrying a touch of genius, might be one of my favourite things in the world.
There you go, enjoy:
Released in: 2016
Directed by: Ruslan Sorokin
Written by: Ruslan Sorokin, Evgeniy Chubarov
Performed by: Nadezhda Popkovskaya, Oleg Sakirin, Ivan Ivanovich, Ekaterina Pakhomova
Entertaining quality: 5+ out of 5
Art quality: 5+ out of 5