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The Apiary

Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin
Paseka
Russia 2002 / 89’

A bee-man, singing hives, boogies over graves and rubber hands are just a few examples of Apiary’s many attractions. The action takes place in a gloomy town hospital on the wrong side of the tracks. The operations and doctors’ practical jokes move beyond the facility’s walls to shatter city residents’ peace where wildness of hearts and minds provokes a series of absurd events. Values decline, followed by moral decay and madness. When people seem entirely stupefied, in a psychedelic frenzy and surrealistic trance, weirdoes start to mix in – orphans rejected by their fathers or victims of unsuccessful medical experiments. They shake things up.

Urszula Lipińska

Andrey Kagadeev

Andrey Kagadeev was born in 1961. He is a film screenwriter, as well as the co-founder, guitarist and lyricist for the alt-rock group NOM. He published two novels, poetry and a member of the MW Art design group, who often invites friends and colleagues to star in his films. The Apiary’s includes his band mates, Ivan Tourist and Alexandr Liver.

Selected filmography

2002 Pasieka / Paseka / The Apiary (co-dir.)

2004 Geopolypy / Geopolyps (co-dir.)

Nikolay Kopeykin

Nikolay Kopeykin was born in 1966 in Saint Petersburg. Since 2002, he has co-headed NOM Film with Andrey Kagadeev, a part of the group involved in film production. He has made two films, The Apiary (2002), and Geopolyps (2004), an experimental geopolitical analysis. Apart from directing, he also organizes exhibitions and publishes children’s books.

Selected filmography

2002 Pasieka / Paseka / The Apiary (co-dir.)

2004 Geopolypy / Geopolyps (co-dir.)

Prepared by: Urszula Lipińska

Cast & Crew

director Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin
screenplay Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin
cinematography Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin
music Alexandr Liver
cast Ivan Tourist, Alexandr Liver, Ilya Palamadov, Kirill Miller
producer Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin
production NOM
sales NOM
language Russian
colouration colour & b&w