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IVAN AND THE DOGS

by Andrew Kotting

synopsis

Based on the extraordinary true story of Ivan Mishukov, who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs. In the recession-ravaged city, the human world is dominated by deprivation and violence. When social breakdown from extremes of impoverishment, cruelty and selfishness starts to set in, a homeless child's only hope is to turn to feral dogs for company, protection and warmth. This spellbinding story of survival and need conjures the streets of Moscow in the 1990s through the eyes of a child.

international title: Ivan and the Dogs
original title: Ivan and the Dogs
working title: Lek and the Dogs
country: United Kingdom
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrew Kotting
film run: 90'
release date: GB 6/06/2018
screenplay: Hattie Naylor
cast: Xavier Tchili
film editing: Andrew Kotting
producer: Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
production: Salon Pictures
distributor: HOME Artist Film