an eccentric, retired Russian colonel, attempts to
marry his sons off to 'proper' girls of his choosing.
But the two young men have other ideas. When they
both unwittingly begin to date the same attractive
girl-next-door, Mavzik's plans are thrown into chaos.
On top of that, he must come to terms with becoming
a US citizen.
project began as a screenplay for a low-budget film
by the father and son team of Vilen and Alan Melikdjanian.
The two set out to create a high-quality made-for-TV
feature for the Russian market. South Florida seemed
like the perfect place for the endeavor, with its
extensive Russian community and a strong film production
Productions assembled a diverse group of filmmakers
and actors to produce this unconventional film which
premiered at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Apart from beautiful cinematography and a rich, diverse
musical soundtrack, the project is unique in its ability
to combine the best aspects of European and Western
filmmaking into a single movie. Russian-style acting
and humor are blended into a fast-paced, American
story structure to create a movie that is perceived
on different levels by audiences from different cultures,
but is funny to all.
Premiere Edition DVD of Citizen
Mavzik is available now.