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Fans (The)

Country: Russia, Language: Russian, 26 mins

Original Title

Fanaty
  • Director: Seva Galkin
  • Producer: Ilya Sherstobitov

CGiii Comment

Despite a couple of clumsy edits...all can be forgiven because of the colour palette!

This is a stunningly horrific film...homoeroticism coupled with internalised homophobia...it's a queasy mix indeed.

Directorially speaking, Seva Galkin show rather than tells...that's called damn fine direction. And, using Lascia ch'io pianga was a masterstroke!

As unpleasant as it gets...astonishing filmmaking.


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The(ir) Blurb...

In Moscow, two skinheads kill homosexual men while being in a sexual relationship with one another. Based on real events, the film inquires about masculinity, identity, and a sense of belonging in contemporary Russia.

Cast & Characters

Aleksei Dem as Man in the Photos
Igor German
Philip Grabovetsky
Egor Kuvshinov
Sergey Kuznetsov
Ivan Lenko
Sergey Pomerantsev
Sofya Reznik
Ivan Shteyngud