Mark Ginzburg is a talanted artist who is always depressed

He’s 52, but personal and professional success has escaped him. Many years ago, Mark moved from his native Riga to Tel Aviv to get away from his oppressive father, Viktor, who still supports him financially. Victor Ginzburg is a famous conductor. His work is his life. He never cared about Mark’s feelings and tried to mold his son in his own image. Their highs and lows turned long ago into a love-hate relationship. More hate than love. Father calls his son by his childhood nickname Birdie, which infuriates the son. Son calls his father Your Majesty, which infuriates the father. After Viktor is diagnosed with a fatal illness, the father and son set off on a difficult journey that leads from hate to love.


Sergey Livnev


Aleksey Serebryakov
Daniel Olbrychski

Filming Locations

Latvia, Belarus, Israel


Sergey Bobza
Andrey Korobov
Sergey Livnev
Max Pavlov
Igor Pronin
Yulia Zaitseva 
Daniel Gitman Tadevosyan

awards and nominations

2019 – Nika Awards Winners

Aleksey Serebryakov – Best Actor

Yuriy Klimenko – Best Cinematographer

Leonid Desyatnkiov, Alexey Sergunin – Best music


2019 – Russian Guild of Cinematogrpahers Nominee

Yuriy Klimenko – Best Cinematography in a Feature Film


2019 – Russian Guild of Film Critics Winners

Elena Koreneva – Best Supporting Actress

Nomenee – Yuriy Klimenko – Best Cinematographer


2019 – Santa Barbara International Film festival

Seregey Livnev – Best International Film Nominee


2018 – Sochi open Russian film festival

Leonid Desyatnkiov, Alexey Sergunin – Best music – Winner

Sergey Livnev – Grand prize of the festival Full – length film – Nominee