Free Floating (Svobodnoe plavanie)
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Free Floating (Svobodnoe plavanie)
Russian writer/director Boris Khlebnikov crafts his film Free Floating (aka Svobodnoye Plavanie) in the vein of such Northern European filmmakers as Bent Hamer and Aki Kaurismäki, known for their offhanded, slight, and quirky "minimalist" character comedies such as The Man Without a Past, Lights in the Dusk, and Kitchen Stories. Floating concerns Leonid (Alexander Yatsenko), a factory worker in a hamlet on the Volga River, who gets laid off when the Americans arrive and take over his company. He then drifts aimlessly from one job to another, from road repairman to market-based shoe… More