Lionella is a name no one would give to their child where Magomed comes from. The problem is, being a second-hand refrigerator vendor in a remote mountain village, he is of too little authority to his son who has moved away to the city, started a life too different from that of his parents, to the extend that even a name that he chooses for his newborn is unacceptable for the people of his native village.

*Piedmontese premiere

by Sergey Borovkov
Russia, 2018


Sergey Borovkov was born in 1987 in Vladivostok. In 2005 he made his directional debut in 2005 with short film “Holidays” based on Ray Bradbury short story. His filmography includes award-winning shorts “Shepherd” (2014) and “Ivanych” (2016). “Lionella” had it’s world premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.

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