Title english
Title original
Vasilisa Kuzmina
Production company
Vodorod Pictures Film Company
Art Pictures Studio
Central Partnership Film Company
100 min
The movie is based on the real story of Nika Turbina, once world-famous Soviet child poetess, who got completely forgotten in the 1990s. That's when we meet her: at the age of 27 Nika is full of hopes and doubts regarding her gift. Due to the age restriction, she's got just one shot to enter the Drama School, and that's her only chance to separate from her cherishing and oppressive mother. Acquaintance with a new friend Ivan gives Nika hope for a happy future, but there is still something in her memory that triggers her. Tragically cheerful, painfully confused and desperately believing in love and life after childhood, Nika puts everything on the line to overcome ghosts of the past.
Was selected for the 2021 edition of the Les Arcs Film Festival's Work in Progress session in 2021. It was among four prize-winners and received the new 22D Music Award (consisting of 10,000 euros, to fund the production of an original piece of music)