|Script||:||Asya Voloshina, Anton Azarov|
|Starring||:||Julia Aug, Natalia Dolia, Fatima Gorbenko|
Three sisters meet after a long separation at the mother’s funeral, in their own Carpathian village. The trials that await the sisters in their long-abandoned home are far more unpredictable than they could have imagined.
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Three sisters meet at their mother’s funeral. A distanced Subcarpathian village is picturesque, but unfriendly — a world long abandoned by these women. Many years from now, that’s exactly from place that the sisters departed in different directions.
The elder sister, who is nearly 50 years old, is a high-profile Russian official, not the last cog in Putin’s ruling machine. She’s got a great career, but her son, who upholds rather liberal views, won’t talk to his mother, and doesn’t let her see her little grandson. The middle sister is a doctor in Kiev, and she regularly travels to a war zone. Her soul was burned out by the war, and a routine contact with death. The younger sister is 28, works in Western Europe, and just wants to be happy.
Then the old wounds open up, with all three sisters being haunted by the ghosts of their past. Three days ahead of them turn out to be full of challenges much more unpredictable, than they could have expected. Confronted by unsolvable problems, the sisters have to decide who they really are, and whether they are still capable of love. Love for your home, love for your sister, love for someone close, and, finally, love for yourself — a happy grown-up woman that you were dreaming to become as a little girl living in the distanced Subcarpathian countryside long time ago.
And if there’s no one, the land is also no one’s.
Dimitri Simonov - Producer
Beside the war on the front, there’s also a war in the rear: in the souls and minds of those who not so long ago believed themselves to be brothers and sisters. A house divided against itself shall not stand, and if the love has been lost, there’s no raison d’être left either, no more meaning in home, family, native village — and the country who calls itself "Motherland". Clearly, you have your old attachments and childhood memories left, but the house is empty, the love is long gone, and the children are coming back home to bury their parents, share their poor legacy, and get away for their grown-up business..
Born in 1972, graduated from Moscow Cinema School (VGIK, 1993)
1997: Copernic Program diploma, Paris, France
2015: EMBA diploma, HEC Buisiness School, Paris, France.
Has been working on top management positions in international companies.
Worked as screen writer with STV film company, Moscow.
2015: Founded Das Boot Production film company.
Anton Azarov - Director
This is a movie about the loneliness of soul. About the endless quest for finding a better place, the attempt to solve the paradox of being "on the road", which is that at any given moment you may have an ever-changing view out of your window, but it’s your mental state that often remains the same. Meaning that the very thing you’re trying to escape doesn’t go anywhere. It stays. And for three sisters, the revelation results in some kind of a sudden stop — it makes them slow down. They realize that now it’s time to make a choice, that this decision can no longer be postponed, the time has really come; that this "ground zero" is to bring a whole new meaning to their lives.
It is their last encounter with each other, and with this little house as an incarnation of a motherland — a house hidden from prying eyes in the mountains, representing the notorious "heart of a heartless world".
Born September 10. 1979. In 2000 Azarov graduated from Russian State Institute of Performing Arts in St. Petersburg. Since 2004, Azarov worked in television, directing a variety of projects: TV series, reality shows, films for Ukrainian and Russian TV channels.
2018: TV series “Eclipse” (4 episodes).
2017: TV series “No word about Love” (4 episodes).
2017: TV series “Mother for snow maiden” (4 episodes).
2016: documentary “Lobanovskiy Forever”.
2016: short film “Earrings”.
2016: TV series “The triple protection” (8 episodes).
2014: biographical TV series “Slava” (4 episodes).
2012: TV series “Dasha” (4 episodes).
2012: TV series “Paternal Instinct” (4 episodes).
2012: TV series “Business for Two” (8 episodes).
2011: TV series “Fury” (6 episodes).
2010: TV Movie “Under water rocks”.
2009: TV Movie “Attraction”.
2009: TV Movie “Someone who are near”.
2008: TV Movie “My older sister”.
Asia Voloshyna - Screenwriter
For me it is the story of courage to see myself. And, yes – blench, possibly. But find the strength to move on. Three sisters meet at the point, from which they were off once in different directions and stuck there for three days. For each of them in that point a labyrinth of mirrors appears. Each of them sees herself with the sisters’ eyes, the eyes of a little girl, who lived here once upon a time, dreamed of breaking away and growing as a woman, who would be lovely and happy. Now it’s time to draw conclusions. In a little house on the edge of the country, which right now is trying to decide its fate, the contradictions between universal and original come to light, and also between modern and conventional…
Asia Voloshyna is a playwright. She completed a master’s course with major in playwriting at Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (Saint Petersburg).
By the texts (of the plays) they did more than 30 stagings in 15 cities of Russia, and also in Poland, Estonia and France. The plays where included in short-lists and placed high in such contests as “Liubimovka”, “Remark”, “Characters in the play”, “First reading”, the ones important for Russia; they participated in different laboratories, including the ones in Europe. In 2016 in Lensovet Theatre there was a laboratory completely dedicated to Asia Voloshyna’s playwriting. In 2018 the season was opened by staging “Man made of the fish” done by the director Yurii Butusov in the Moskow Art Theatre, which was founded by Stanislavskii.
The plays were translated into French, Polish, English, German and Spanish languages.
Das Boot Production Company was founded in 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. We produce documentaries and feature films.
Das Boot Production is engaged in the search for young talents in the Ukraine and across the former Soviet Union with development of contemporary auteur cinema as its overarching goal. We seek out projects covering social, cultural and political issues of the Ukrainian society and the post-Soviet spaces. Our main focus is on the role of independent Ukraine in the world today, as expressed through the sports, culture, and science.
“Lobanovskiy forever”, feature documentary, 2016, dir. Anton Azarov
“Bar na grud” (pilot), short, 2017, dir. Irina Vilkova
“Belaz Dreams”, short documentary, 2017, dir. Irina Vilkova
“Spring”, short, 2018, dir. Nathalia Konchalovsky
Producer Dimitri Simonov
Executive Producer Olga Lanceray