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Delhi Dance

Ivan Vyrypayev
Tanets Deli
Russia 2012 / 90’

Like in Zbigniew Rybczyński’s Tango, Delhi Dance’s small, inconspicuous space is a victim of intense and shattering confrontations. Several characters meet in the hospital’s waiting room. The dancer, her lover, her mother, the nurse and a female journalist interweave from one story to another. They sometimes disappear from the main plot to sometimes return. But regardless of their presence/absence, their lines hover over subsequent stories, impossible to expunge from memory. There is no main protagonist. There are people equal in view of fundamental questions casually raised, hearing their own confessions on trivial complexes, decisions and moral choices.

Urszula Lipińska


Cinema and Literature Festival Gatchina 2013 – Best Actress Award

Ivan Vyrypayev

Ivan Vyrypayev was born in 1974 in Irkutsk where he graduated from The Academy of Dramatic Arts’ Acting Faculty. He also studied directing at the University of Dramatic Arts in Moscow. Having achieved international success as a playwright, he turned to cinema, where he was hailed by critics as the voice of a new generation, Moscow’s alternative radical and an iconoclastic engaged artist. He received acclaim for his performance of Dreams describing daily lives of teenagers in Irkutsk, which was banned by authorities and caused a huge scandal. He is the author of plays such as The Town Where I, Valentine’s Day, Oxygen, Existence No. 2, July and The Book of Genesis 2. Euphoria, his 2006 film debut, received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival while Oxygen (2009) received the Audience Award at the 9th New Horizons Festival.

Selected filmography

2006 Euforia / Eyforiya / Euphoria

2009 Krótkie spięcie / Korotkoe zamykanie / Crash (co-dir.)

2009 Tlen / Kislorod / Oxygen

2012 Taniec Delhi / Tanets Deli / Delhi Dance

Prepared by: Urszula Lipińska

Cast & Crew

director Ivan Vyrypayev
screenplay Ivan Vyrypayev
cinematography Andrey Naydenov
editing Maris Blinstrubas
music Andrey Samsonov, Boris Grebenshikov
cast Karolina Gruszka, Igor Gordin, Kseniya Kutepova, Arina Marakulina
producer Anastasiya Ragozina, Veta Krechetova
production Fast Movie, Adress Film
sales Adress Film
source of print Fast Movie
language Russian
colouration colour