Linar

Year
2013
Country
Russia, Italy
Duration
82’
Director
Nastia Tarasova

For the first time ever in Russia, a child has undergone a heart transplant operation. Now, while waiting for a donor heart, the 5-year-old boy called Linar had to live with an enormous apparatus on wheels that constantly pumped his blood. Linar lived all alone in the children's ward of the Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow with rare visits from his mother. Heart transplants for children have been banned in Russia since 1993. Linar had been waiting for a year to get a donor heart in Moscow, but there were no changes in the legislature. One day they learn that a child has died in a car crash. After confirming brain death, the doctors decide to transplant the child’s heart to Linar...

Production
Albatross Film Studio, Irina Shatalova, +7 926 565 94 07, albatrossdoc@gmail.com
Sales
Relexion Films, Konstantin Nafikov, Mosfilmovskaya street 1, Moscow, Russia, +7 499 608 14 33, reflexionfilms@gmail.com, www.reflexionfilms.com
Director
Nastia Tarasova

Nastia  Tarasova was born in 1980. She graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (directing department, the workshop of Igor Gelein). Nastia has been working with various studios since 2004, making documentaries, and founded the Albatross Film Studio in 2008.

Filmography

(selected): Faithful (2008), Linar (2013)

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