Scriptwriter and director – Andrei Annenski

Lyudmila is a successful estate agent in the Russian capital. Her memories of the past gradually show the audience how a single mother from a small provincial town managed not only to survive but also to settle down in prosperous Moscow. Lyudmila’s story is fairly typical. In fact, like in a mirror, it reflects the realities of modern life, which forces us to make difficult choices. Should we betray ourselves for the sake of material comfort? Is it possible to succeed in city life and remain honest? Could the betrayal of one’s own ideals result in the decline of genuine values?

Russia, Romania, 37 min.

Production – Passenger film studio, film companies SAGA, Avto Energy (Russia), Studio Indie Productions SRL (Romania) with the support of BOSCO DI CILIEGI.

Scriptwriter and director – Andrei Annenski

DOP – Tudor Panduru (Romania)

Production designer – Kirill Shuvalov

Editor – Dasha Danilova

Cast – Anastasia Jarkova, Alexander Marin, Oleg Bilik, Georgi Iobadze, Helena Muraviova

Producers – Margarita Lenskih, Maria Antonova, Andrei Savelev, Nikolai Romanuk.  


2015 Best Director Award from the VGIK IFF

2016 Special Jury Award from Artkino FF


2016 European Short Film Festival of Villeurbanne (France)

2016 Amur Autumn festival short film competition (Russia)

2016 Artkino FF, competition (Russia)

2016 Kinotavr FF, short film competition (Russia)

2016 Vilnius IFF, short film competition (Lithuania)

2016 International Festival of Short Films in Clermont Ferrand, the main competition (France)

2016 VGIK IFF (Russia) 2015 – Koroche Festival of Short Films (Russia)

2015 Pacific Meridian IFF (Russia)

2015 Los Angeles CineFest IFF (USA)


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