Brat vo vsyom

Brother in Every Inch
Brothers Mitya and Andrey want nothing more than to conquer the skies flying jets. To achieve this, they undergo Russian military pilot training. The twins watch out for each other – in every situation. If one fails a theory test, the other steps in. In practical exercises, it is the other way around: when Mitya’s vestibular system falters, Andrey assists him in his training. Cutting the cord becomes a challenge: the aptitude test is coming up and the accompanying test flights turn out to be an extreme experience for everyone. Their flight instructor (also a pilot in real life) is not the only one to recognise that adhesive forces of a different kind prevail between the brothers.
In his debut film, A Russian Youth, Alexander Zolotukhin surprised us with detailed depictions of technical practices in the military that push people to their psychophysical limits. Having opted for alienating grainy images and a historical setting in that film, his new work sees him stylistically expanding his spectrum to land in the present day, with a topic that is no less universal. His heroes are delicate beings with balance problems in a world that cries out for toughness. A now-rare example of Russian cinematic pacifism that is especially relevant at the moment.
by Alexander Zolotukhin
with Sergey Zhuravlev, Nikolay Zhuravlev, Mikhail Klabukov, Alexandra Shevyreva, Vyacheslav Savelyev, Egor Kutushov
Russian Federation 2022 Russian 80’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Sergey Zhuravlev (Andrey)
  • Nikolay Zhuravlev (Mitya)
  • Mikhail Klabukov (Pilot Instructor)
  • Alexandra Shevyreva (Lera)
  • Vyacheslav Savelyev (Sergeant Bogomolov)
  • Egor Kutushov (Mechanic)

Crew

DirectorAlexander Zolotukhin
ScreenplayAlexander Zolotukhin
In Cooperation withMikhail Tyazhev
CinematographyAndrey Naydenov
EditingTatiana Kuzmicheva
SoundIvan Gusakov
Production DesignElena Zhukova
CostumesOlga Smirnova
Make-UpKsenia Malkina
CastingAngela Karpova
Assistant DirectorElena Suvorova
Production ManagerIgor Chizhov
ProducerAndrey Sigle
Executive ProducersEkaterina Borisova, Elena Pan
Co-ProducerMary Nazary

Produced by

Proline Film

Alexander Zolotukhin

Born in Zaporozhye in the former Soviet Union, now Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine, in 1988. He first took a degree in computer science and subsequently graduated from a directing workshop run by Alexander Sokurov. His debut film A Russian Youth screened in the 2019 Berlinale Forum. He lives and works in Saint Petersburg.

Filmography

2011 Novyi Prometei (New Prometheus); short film 2012 Pesni, chto peli do menya (Songs That People Sang Before I Was Born); short film 2014 Ornament; short film 2016 Opyty (Esse); medium-length film 2017 Zhizn' moego druga (Life Story of My Friend); short film 2019 Malchik russkiy (A Russian Youth) · Spotknutsya (To Stumble); short film 2022 Brat vo vsyom (Brother in Every Inch)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022