The Mantis

Elena Polyakova

25' | 2016 | Russia

O.V. Russian · Subt English

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Sergey, a young correspondent of a local newspaper finds himself in a remote abandoned village, where he meets a strange hermit woman. She is nothing more than an excuse for an article for him. He seems to be the only man; she has met in her life. Sergey cannot imagine that his life is going to change and his tragic destiny is awaiting him in this old shabby hut.


Elena Medvedeva, Maxim Schegolev, Mark Gursky, Andrey Tartakov

Technical info

Original title: Bogomol

Director: Elena Polyakova

Duration: 25'

Year of production: 2016

Category: Short Film

Distributor: Itercinema

Nationality: Russia

Production: Elena Polyakova, Polya Polyakova

Language of dialogues: Russian

Subtitle language: English

Movie Rating: Not recommended for children under the age of sixteen

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  • 2018-04-21 21:52:51

    Really deep. Highly sensible take on primal human relations. Honest portrayal of the proverbial battle of the sexes.

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