Happy Birthday (1998 film)

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Happy Birthday
Directed by Larisa Sadilova
Produced by Gennadiy Sidorov
Written by Larisa Sadilova
Starring Patrick Baehr
Music by Georgy Sviridov
Cinematography Alexander Kazarenskov
Irina Uralskaya
Distributed by Atika Films (France)
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
70 minutes
Country Russia
Language Russian

Happy Birthday (Russian: С днём рождения!, translit. S dnyom rozhdeniya!) is an award-winning 1998 Russian drama film produced in monochrome written and directed by Larisa Sadilova

Plot[edit]

Happy Birthday follows events during a day at a Russian maternity hospital, focussing on several women who are patients there.

Cast[edit]

  • Patrick Baehr as Kai Leist
  • Gulya Stolyarova
  • Irina Prosyina
  • Eugene Turkina
  • Lyuba Starkova
  • Masha Kuzmina
  • Rano Kubaeva

Awards[edit]

  • 1998: Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema
    • FIPRESCI Prize (Larisa Sadilova)
    • Honorable Mention for Feature Film Competition (Larisa Sadilova)
  • 1999: Créteil International Women's Film Festival
    • Grand Prix (Larisa Sadilova)

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