Liompa, based on the 1928 short story by Russian Soviet novelist Yuri Olesha, explores the relationship between an individual and the things that he owns or desires to own throughout his life. The film looks at this relationship from the perspective of three people at different stages: a dying man, a teenage boy and a four-year-old. The gorgeously crafted short film, a crowd favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival, was directed, and adapted by award-winning film-maker Elizabeth Lazebnik and features a captivating performance by Russian stage and screen star Alexey Serebrenikov.
Presented in Russian w/ English subtitles.
Running time: 17 minutes
Director: Elizabeth Lazebnik
Editor: Alexey Romanov
Director of Photography: Mikhail Petrenko
Executive Producer: Olga Kidanova
Producer: Anna Kharkhourin
Composer: Joshua Hemming
Art Director: Donald Young
Production Designer: Rosanna Lagase
Production Designer: Alesia Volchuk
Production Manager: Eugenia Protsko
Assistant Production Manager: Michael Anishenko