Moscow, Russian Federation –
Award-winning Russian filmmaker Diana Galimzyanova finds a female composer for her upcoming debut feature, the first ever female-directed Russian film noir with reverse chronology, The Lightest Darkness. Ioana Dobroiu, the Romanian multi-instrumentalist, is willing to collaborate with her on this project. “I’m extremely happy to work with a female composer,” stated Ms. Galimzyanova, the director of the film.
“There’s still the significant lack of women composers, especially in mainstream cinema, and I’ve made a promise to myself that I’m going to hire as many women as I can for my debut feature so as to support the amazing women in film. I’ve already had the pleasure to work with Ioana on my low-budget horror short Minotauress.
That was recently shot in Finland with an international cast and crew, and it is now in postproduction.” Dobroiu is eager to bring her colorful avant-garde style to the complicated world of film noir. “I have been really attracted to the 1900 period of filmmaking, art, and inventions,” composer Dobroiu said. “The avant-garde movements during that era and the film noir are some of the things I cannot miss out. That is why when I heard of the project I could not contain myself with excitement about working on it.”
“The Lightest Darkness” is currently in the midst of an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $35,000 to cover the costs associated with the production of the movie. Inspired by the pioneer women directors like Ida Lupino, Galimzyanova wants to make an authentic film noir that stays true to the roots of the style but also has a modern twist.
The Lightest Darkness is a thriller/mystery. The cruel and ironic serial killer has been terrorizing the railroad for the last six months. I.R. Musin, the private eye, finds himself on the train. He’s a clean freak who is on meds. He meets his fellow travelers, Arina the introverted female game designer and Elina Vyasovtseva the mysterious and polite piano player. They ask him to tell a story about his work, and he starts to remember it backwards. The film is in black and white and adheres to an authentic film noir style, with no nudity or on-screen violence.
Diana Galimzyanova is a writer and director based in Moscow, Russia. Her four award-winning short films were accepted to over thirty-five festivals in thirteen countries. She is a fan of Old Hollywood and is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock.
Ioana Dobroiu Born in Medias, Sibiu, Romania, in the Transylvania region, she is a painter, composer, and filmmaker. She started with painting and ended up loving making music. She is not classically trained, but she comes from a rather experimental background, and experimenting with sound has been her lifeline to Art.
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