Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumerkakh) (2012)

Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumerkakh) (2012)





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A woman who was the victim of a brutal crime develops a strange relationship with the man who attacked her in this drama from Russian filmmaker Angelina Nikonova. Marina (Olga Dihovichnaya) is a social worker who works with battered women; she's taking a few days off from work and spending time with her husband Ilya (Roman Merinov) and friends Valery (Sergei Golyudov) and Tanya (Anna Ageyeva) at their vacation cottage in the country. Marina thinks she hears the cries of a woman in distress one evening, but the others think little of it, and Marina herself is distracted by her ongoing affair with Valery. As it happens, what Marina heard was a streetwalker being raped by three rogue police officers led by the good-looking but conscienceless Andrei (Sergei Borisov), and when Marina crosses their path, she's also assaulted by the cops. Several days later, Marina returns to the scene of the crime and finds Andrei in a nearby diner. However, rather than attacking him or bringing him to justice, Mariana goes home with him, and the two fall into a perverse sexual relationship brought on by a variety of conflicting emotions she can't articulate. Portret v Sumerkakh (aka Twilight Portrait) received its world premiere at the 2011 Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival, where it became a subject of understandable controversy among both critics and audiences.
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Roman Merinov
as Ilusha
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Critic Reviews for Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumerkakh)

All Critics (1)

Twilight Portrait, as infuriating as it sometimes is in the moment, is ultimately haunting in its ambiguities.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumerkakh)

An uncomfortable, disturbing drama that grabs our attention but is also too ambiguous in its purpose, as it draws a twilight portrait of a society formed by despicable people and makes us follow a submissive character who hardly inspires our sympathy.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Seems trying to disclose the dark side of contemporary Russian society, as well as discovering the feminine agenda. But somehow it just stays at the very superficial level.


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