Marina is an upper class Russian woman, working as a child psychologist. One night, in the shady neighborhoods of Moscow, she is attacked by a group of policemen. Marina decides to seek vengeance, but her behavior is altered after the attack. An unexpected fascination is evoked in her and she repeatedly returns to the scene of the crime. Will she hold the perpetrator responsible in the end? Ambiguous motives and police corruption are the main themes in this provocative, dark thriller signed debutant director Angelina Nikonova.

»Twilight Portrait« is filmed with a Canon Mark II camera. The dogma like aesthetics, with a hand held camera and only existing lightning; enhance the brutal realism of the story. In homeland Russia »Twilight Portrait« provoked many reactions and raised questions of victim mentality, feminism and corrupted police brutality.

Twilight Portrait poster
Title
Twilight Portrait
Director
Angelina Nikonova
Country
Russia
Length
105 min
Festival
2011
Section
Competition
Language
Russian
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2011
Original title
Portret v sumer kakh
Cast
Sergei Borisov, Olga Dykhovichnaya, Sergei Golyudov
Producer
Angelina Nikonova, Olga Dykhovichnaya
Script
Angelina Nikonova, Olga Dykhovichnaya

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