RIGA: The Russian/Latvian/Czech coproduction The Humorist by Michael Idov will be released in Russia on 1 March 2019 and in the Czech Republic by 24 April 2019. The film will be released in Latvia in Autumn.
One of the biggest Russian film distribution companies Central Partnership will release the film in Russia. Artcam Films will distribute it in the Czech Republic after its screening at Prague International Film Festival Febiofest (21-29 March 2019).
The Humorist is a coproduction between Metrafilms (Russia) in association with SAGA Film Production (Russia), Tasse film (Latvia) and Sirena film (Czech Republic).
The film was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the National Film Centre of Latvia, the Riga Film Fund, the Czech Film Fund and Eurimages.
The Humorist follows a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, who is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship, but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.
The film is not only the director’s debut feature, but also the first main role for Aleksey Agranovich, whose performance as Boris Arkadiev was already awarded at the main Russian debut film festival Dvijenie with the best actor in leading role award.
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