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Rival

Fiction
Films available online

Available:From June 3 at noon to June 10 2021


 Poster of Rival

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Flashforward Competition – Bussan International Film Festival, South Korea – 2020
German Cinema New Talent Award – Hof International Film Festoval, Germany – 2020
Yury Marukhin Memorial Award for Best Cinematography – Listapad Minsk International Film Festival, Belorussia – 2020

9-year-old Roman follows his mother Oksana, who left to work illegally in Germany. There she lives with Gert, a 62- year-old German widower who suffers from diabetes. Gert tries to make friends with the boy, but Roman struggles for his mother’s attention. Suddenly Oksana becomes ill, and Roman is left alone with his rival. Surprisingly Gert turns out to be a good playmate until he dies from a stroke. Roman is now trapped in a remote place, along with a corpse.

Screenplay

Marcus Lenz, Lars Hubrich

Country

Germany and Ukraine

Year

2020

Duration

1h36

Category

Fiction

Language

German and Ukrainian, subtitled in English

Distribution

Pluto Films
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