Director: Max Weissberg

Englisht title:  Karaganda

Original title: Karaganda

2013/USA/ 25’/ Fiction/ B&W


Vladimir is a prisoner in a 1950s Soviet prison camp on a mission to find his wife.



A graduate of the American Film Institute's directing program, Max Weissberg co-produced and appeared in the feature documentary film, HOTEL GRAMERCY PARK, which screened at many festivals and earned a jury citation at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. The film also screened on the Sundance Channel for several years. Max's feature film, SUMMERTIME, screened at the 2011 Bel Air Film Festival, at 2011 SXSW (as ROOM 4 RENT), Ovation TV, and won best screenplay at First Time Fest (held at the historic Players Club).


Script:   Max Weissberg;

Photography:  Terrence Burke;

Editing: Cami Starkman;

Animation: Joseph Schultz;

Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov;

Sound:  Fred Schultz;

Leading actors: Konstantin Lavysh, Nikita Bogolyubov;

Producer: Shira Aharony



Best Actor, Charleston IFF Boston IFF Cergy-Pontoise (France) ContraVision FF (Berlin, Germany) In the Palace FF (Bulgaria) Santa Fe FF (USA) Lucerne IFF AFI DGA Showcase Soho Int FF (NYC) Dances With Films (Los Angeles, USA) Cine Gear Expo (Los Angeles, USA) Manhattan FF (NYC, USA) A Film for Peace FF (Italy)


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