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THE MUSE, 49min,. Russia, Drama
Directed by Max Karpylev
Once successful novelist Mark is fighting for his sanity struggling to finish his book. Mark explores his difficult relations with his father and the sense of fear as an enemy of creativity. Will Mark sacrifice himself to finish his book on time?
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Director Biography – Max Karpylev
Max Karpylev is a digital intermediate colorist, director, and producer. He was born in Siberia in 1986. Graduated from Siberian State University of Telecommunication & Informatics, majored in Radio & TV Engineering in 2009. Coming to Film Industry as a seasoned UI/UX designer, he utilizes his deep understanding of color psychology and merges Graphic Design and Film to achieve a one-of-a-kind look to his motion pictures. Max is an associate member of The Colorist Society International (CSI).
The film is really about the complicated relations between a father and son. I explore how loss and fear might be the most potent enemy of creativity. The hero struggles between an illusionary yet happy world and a harsh reality.