category Comrade Capitalism

V.O.

Russian

SUBTITLES

Romanian, English

ORIGINAL TITLE

Cardiopolitika

SYNOPSIS

A doctor should not be a member of any party, believes heart surgeon Sergey Sukhanov, who has performed more than 15,000 open heart surgeries. His life dream is to build a modern cardiology center in the Urals. But that dream comes at a price: although he manages to convince the authorities that the Perm region needs its own cardiovascular centre and to allocate substantial funds to start the construction, the completion deadline is constantly postponed. 


In 2011, Sukhanov receives an unexpected offer from Kremlin: Vladimir Putinís party needs new faces and new initiatives to support, and his is too good to be ignored. Would Sukhanov agree to play the game of politics and shill for Putin campaign in hope of seeing his centre opened faster? If so, who is using whom? We should not mistake necessary evils for good.

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

2014 - Moscow International Film Festival, Russia

2014 - Flahertiana, Russia

2014 - Verzio Film Festival, Hungary