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Director:  Roman Balayan
Cinematography:  Vilen Kalyuta
Music:  Vadim Khrapachyov
Screenplay:  Viktor Merezhko
Cast:  Oleg Yankovskiy , Lyudmila Gurchenko , Oleg Tabakov , Lyudmila Ivanova , Lyudmila Zorina , Yelena Kostina , Oleg Menshikov , Lyubov Rudneva , Aleksandr Adabashyan , Nikita Mikhalkov
Production:  Dovzhenko Film Studios
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Flights in Dreams and in Reality
Flights in Dreams and in Reality
USSR , 1982, 92 min, color

Sergei Makarov's behavior is the focus of this seriocomedy about a man who is in no way aggressive or embittered although he may never find a place where he "belongs." Sergei has a wife and child and a mistress yet he is not completely happy with these relationships. He also works in an engineering complex and flirts with one of the women there who like everyone else, treats him in a patronizing way. His behavior, to the adults around him, is rather childish it is as though Sergei has not fully grown up, but people are not unsympathetic to him. Just as he takes flight in his dreams, he also "takes flight" in reality unable to see from the perspective of others. When his mistress threatens to leave him, for example, he falls down with the heavy melon he is bringing to her and she rushes to see if he is okay then he kisses her. After various escapades, one involving a police chase, Sergei celebrates his birthday party a large outing in the countryside. The issue at stake is that he is now 40 years old and unlike most adults at that age, he seems unable to leave his childhood behind, and by the standards of his own society, should have already accomplished "something" in life. The film created a lot of discussion and a good response in the USSR when it was released in the early 1980s.

Roman Balayan
Roman Balayan was born in 1941 in Azarbeijan. In the period of 1959-1961 he worked as an actor in Stepanakert theatre. From 1961 to 1964 he studied on directors faculty of Erevan institute of theatre. In 1969 he graduated from the directors faculty of Kievan state institute of theatrical arts. Debuted in cinema as the director in 1973 with the film Effect Romashkina. He also wrote screenplays for the most of his films. Since then his films won many awards, including Golden Bear for Lone Wolf in 1978.
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