Bagatelle

30'
USA, Russia 2019
16+
fiction, debut, drama
Director Daniel Levin
Scriptwriter Daniel Levin
DOP Ziv Berkovich
Producer Tchavdar Georgiev, Lidia Sheinin
Studio Good Hope Films
Cast Eugenia Kregzhde
Festivals
2019 Texas Filmmakers Showcase
2019 Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
2019 ALTER-NATIVE
2019 Sochi International Film Festival (- / )
2020 Mediawave on the Road
2020 Spirit of Fire
2020 Imagineindia International Film Festival (postponed)
2020 Gorky fest
2020 Yerevan Short Film Festival
2021 Filmfest Bremen
A group of Russian musicians struggles in South Texas until one of them ditches the group to attempt a marriage with a wealthy farmer on his ranch. The story is inspired by 'Ionych', a novella by Anton Chekhov.

Daniel Levin

Born in Russia and raised in Texas, Daniel graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts in film directing. His graduate thesis film, Moment Théâtral (2007), won the prestigious Jack Nicholson Directing Award. Daniel produced the animated feature film Purim: The Lot (2013), which is now available on home video and VOD. He directed the documentaries Kaltag, Alaska and Kamchatka: The Salmon Country in association with the WWF and with grants from the Austin Film Society and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. In 2019, Daniel completed the S16mm short film Bagatelle, funded in part by grants from AFS, Kodak, Panavision, the City of Houston, and others. Daniel lectures on filmmaking at universities and colleges around Houston, Texas.