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Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari
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"Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari"
(Aleksey Fedorchenko)

Wiesbaden (Germany, Festival of Central and Eastern European Film — goEast, April 10-16, 2013). Prize: Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (Nebesnye Zheny Lugovykh Mari) by Aleksey Fedorchenko (Russia 2012). Jury: Milan Vlajcic, Serbia ("Blic"), Viliam Jablonický, Slovak Republic ("Filmpress.sk"), Bodo Schönfelder, Germany ("epd-Film"). Production: The 29th February Film Company, Russia; co-producer Kenpo-Kaliy, Russia, and Red Arrow Film, Russia.
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Symposium on the Yugoslav Black Wave (1963-73). Milan Vlajčić reports on the enthusiastic response, from both scholars and festival audience, to a golden period of film in the former Yugoslavia that has largely been forgotten by film history. arrow.
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari. Viliam Jablonický reviews the critics' winner from Russia by director Aleksey Fedorchenko. Using little dialogue, a mosaic of bizarre stories focuses on Mari women's yearnings for love in the remote Volga river area of north western Russia, with its inherited pagan rituals, magic and occult elements. arrow.

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