Skip to main content

Contrabass

Russia, 2002 (MIFF 2002, Fiction)

Director: Anna Melikian

A young man who is born to happiness is foiled when his over-zealous parents buy him a contrabass (double bass). Will he ever escape its oppressive influence and know happiness once again? From the director of Poste Restante (MIFF 2001).

See also...

Poste Restante

The streets of Moscow are explored in glorious black and white in this rambling, roughly polished gem made from equal parts of Godard, Tarkovski, Wong Kar War Buster Keaton and the British Realists. ... More »

Just the Two of Us

"You pretend to work; we'll pretend to pay you' goes the old Soviet adage. In this remarkable debut film, which screened at Cannes, two ageing brothers, railroad line guards in the middle of nowhere ... More »

My Wrongs #8245-8249 and 117

Chris Morris, TV satirist and controversial British hoaxer has christened the new film wing of legendary electronica label Warp Records with this surreal short about a man who no longer uses his name ... More »

Vincent

A young boy's perspective on life is coloured by an early mishap, but nothing can dull Vincent's hopes for a bright future full of love. A jewel of a film. ... More »

One Small Leap

July 1st, 1969: Neil Armstrong takes 'one small leap' for man. In Muskogee, Oklahoma, one man is turning back the evolutionary clock. ... More »

On Firing Rifles in the Air

A short film investigating the connection between a diet of grains and nuts, how far you can do the splits, little girls with ribbons, and predestination. Not to forget Georgian men firing rifles and ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director