Film stills

Na, nežinau, ar patiks, bet kad nustebins – tai tikrai.

Intimate Parts is an ironic melodrama about middleclass Muscovites. Each of them has a personal secret, hidden from others - the “intimate part”. The main character, a scandalous photographer Ivan, juxtaposes himself to others. He is convinced that people are born to be happy; and happiness is freedom to stay true to one’s self. The real question is: how safe is it to let your inner self out?


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – in competition East of the West.

Natalija Merkulova, Alexej Chupov

Natalija Merkulova was born in Orenburg (Russia) in 1979. Studied journalism and worked as a television presenter before graduating from the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors (2010). Her short documentary Traumatism (2008) won the Special Jury Prize at the Kinoshok festival. N. Merkulova also shoots music videos and commercials and has collaborated on the screenplays for several television series. The comedy Intimate Parts is her feature film debut.

Alexej Chupov was born in 1973. He is the creator of the first Russian internet sitcoms, a screenwriter on several television series and the author of a number of historical TV documentaries.