|SIMPLE THINGS Selected for Tribeca Film Festival|
March 19th, 2008
SIMPLE THINGS has been selected for the upcoming edition of the Tribeca Film Festival to be held in New York from April 23rd to May 4th2008, featured in the prestigious Discovery Section of the festival, focused on new directors. Aleksei Popogrebsky’s SIMPLE THINGS marks his solo directorial debut, although he previously co-directed Festival favorite KOKTEBEL with Boris Khlebnikov.
"With so many new voices and talent in filmmaking today, it is always a thrill to be able to find exciting new artists and introduce them to our audience in our Discovery section," said Peter Scarlet, Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival.
SIMPLE THINGS has also gained critical acclaim having swept all prizes at the Sochi Film Festival (Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor) and the FIPRESCI Prize at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. "This artfully nuanced, occasionally playful story of an anesthetist, whose daughter runs away just as he hits a rough patch with his mistress and his wife announces that she's unexpectedly pregnant, has been widely regarded as one of the best Russian films of the past year," – say Tribeca Festival organizers.