FILM CLUB: ROMAN KARIMOV’S FILM INADEQUATE PEOPLE

12 Jul 16

YARAT Contemporary Art Space is delighted to invite you to the screening of 'Inadequate People', directed by Roman Karimov (Russia). The screening will be organized as a part of YARAT Film Club which aims to become an informal meeting point for the viewing and discussion of contemporary art videos and films.


Inadequate People / 2010 / Russia / 106 min / Comedy, Drama, Romance / Colour


Director: Roman Karimov (Russia)


Cast: Ilya Lyubimov, Ingrid Olerinskaya, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Yuliya Taksina, Artyom Dushkin, Polina Iosilevich, Marina Zaytseva, Anastasiya Fedorkova, Nazar A-Samarray, Anna Kolobayeva, Roman Karimov, Olga Rudenko, Anton Toroptsev, Natalya Shchesnyak,  Aleksandra Shchensnyak


It is the story of Vitali (Ilya Lyubimov), a man in his thirties who moves into an apartment in a typical Soviet housing block in Moscow after having undergone anger-management therapy. His shrink (Evgeniy Tsyagnov) tells him to think positive, and Vitali manages to stay calm and composed initially. He seems perfectly normal and takes all the strange and annoying things in his new life with dry wit, such as the neighbors’ late-night noises, the ‘friendly’ treatment by clerks in stores and co-workers, his nymphomaniac boss Marina (Yuliya Takshina) hitting on him, and the annoying teenagers that appear to be everywhere. In short, he is exposed to all that which Muscovites and the rest of the country refer to as ‘our Russian realities.’

One of the pestering youngsters is Vitali’s next-door neighbor, a 17-year-old girl named Kristina (Ingrid Olerinskaya). She is grumpy, defiant, insolent, and cynical, constantly quarrels with her mother, and first takes advantage of Vitali by making him repair her light switch, help her with her English homework, and drive her to a date with Artur (Artem Dushkin), a brash young man. Yet there is more to Kristina, and Vitali soon realizes it. So does his psychiatrist, whom he connects to the teenage girl. A friendship evolves between Kristina and her thirty-something neighbor who has a dark secret we are introduced to piece-by-piece in the course of the film. The two develop a deep affection for each other – until her mother steps in to prevent them from seeing one another.


Roman Karimov was born on June 20, 1984 in Ufa, Bashkirskaya ASSR, RSFSR, USSR as Roman Leonidovich Karimov. He is a director and writer, known for Inadequate People(2010), All at Once (2014) and Vdrebezgi (2011).


Film will be shown in Russian


16 +


Date: 12 July, 2016

Time: 19.00

Venue: YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Multifunctional Room

Contact phone: +99412 505 1414

Admission: FREE

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