The Puppet Syndrome Trailer
While catching up on Chulpan Khamatova news, I found out about two new films to be released this year- Sindrom Petrushki (Синдром Петрушки), The Puppet Syndrome, currently doing its festival rounds, competing in this year’s Kinotvr Open Russial Film Festival, where it earned the Tariverdiev Prize for Best Film Music.
The story is based on the Dina Rubina 2010 novel Petrushka’s Syndrome, adapted to the screen by Alena Alova and directed by Elena Khazanova with a budget of €2M Euros. It stars Yevgeny Mironov as Peter, who since childhood had been fascinated by puppet theater… and a living girl named Liza (Khamatova). He creates a life-like puppet version of her and becomes her father, friend and husband.
However, Liza is alive, never completely obeys and never fully belongs to him.
The film also stars Merab Ninidze.
I don’t have any solid release date for this, though.
The style gave me Air Doll meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vibes. Looking forward to it.