Leave of Absence

  • Relative States
  • 12min
  • Narrative Short
  • UK Premiere
  • 2019

In Russia, suppressed masculinity has led to a feeling of unfulfillment as men feel that the country rejects them, leading to a drastic decline in male life expectancy.

Anton Sazonov is a Russian filmmaker and screenwriter. He graduated from the Pro Arte School of Art Journalism and studied Directing at the Moscow Film School. Leave of Absence won him the Pardi Di Domani Best Direction Prize at the Locarno Film Festival and was shortlisted for the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.

Representative

Anton Sazonov

me@antonsazonov.com

Director

Anton Sazonov

Executive Producer

Maria Mikhnevich

Producer

Mikhail Marizov

Producer

Anton Sazonov

Producer

Vadim Byrkin

Writer

Anton Sazonov

Director of Photography

Aydar Sharipov

Editor

Anton Sazonov

Editor

Ilya Lyamshev

Production Designer

Ruslana Osmanova

Language

Russian

Subtitles

English