The Postman's White Nights

The Postman's White Nights (Russian: Белые ночи почтальона Алексея Тряпицына; Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna) is a 2014 Russian drama film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. It tells the story of the people of a remote Russian village, whose main contact with the outside world is a postman. All actors in the film are non-professionals, with casting taking place over a year.

The Postman's White Nights
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Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky
Written byAndrei Konchalovsky
Elena Kiseleva
StarringAleksey Tryapitsyn
CinematographyAleksandr Simonov
Music byEduard Artemyev
Release dates
  • 5 September 2014 (2014-09-05) (Venice)
  • 19 October 2014 (2014-10-19) (Russia)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryRussia
LanguageRussian
Budget$1.5 million[1]

It was selected for the In Competition section at the 71st Venice International Film Festival[2][3] and won the Silver Lion.[4] It received generally positive reviews from critics. In September 2014, director Konchalovsky withdrew the film from the list of films being considered for the Russian entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[5] It was filmed at the Kenozersky National Park, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.


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