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ARRIVING NOW

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  • year : 2021
  • country : Russia
  • timing : 11:12'
  • genre : fiction film
  • producer : Diana Belova

written by Diana Belova
produced by Diana Belova, Alexey Antonov, Vadim Astakhov
DoP Vitaly Afanasiev
music by Alexey Antonov
sound by Alexey Antonov
editors Diana Belova, Vadim Astakhov
production designer Larissa Zhandarovskaya
cast: Mirfaez Muzaffarov, Vadim Zhuravlev, Alexey Voskresensky, Veronika Krivosheeva-Sergeenko, Anna Ryzhova, Igor Berezhny, Stepan Dautov, Sergey Makhorov, Diana Belova, Aleksander Retz, Ekaterina Volkova, Daria Kalyakina, Nika Tsvetkova, Maxim Ospovat, Polina Eremina, Natalia Naumova

Prejudice is the main theme of this ironic and a story Umid, a native of Uzbekistan, came to Russia to work to help his family. At night, the taxi driver decides to take the last call and goes for the client to the public housing district. At the address of the call, Umid notices skinheads, did they call a taxi?
However, the client turns out to be a petite middle-aged woman - and the taxi driver is very happy about that. But the shrewd woman knows gender stereotypes and prejudices about immigrants, and uses a “non-Russian” taxi driver as an alibi. A local school teacher is obsessed with cleaning up the city of the promiscuous girls who like to party at night. Who will be suspected of killing a sexy blonde: an exemplary teacher of literature or a young immigrant from Uzbekistan?

  • Kinolikbez International Festival of Independent Cinema (2021, Russia, St. Petersburg)
  • Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival (2021, Russia, Moscow)
  • Pune Short Film Festival (2021, India, Pune)
  • The Golden Unicorn Awards & Russian Film Week (2021, UK, London)
  • International Human Rights Film Festival "Stalker" (2021, Russia, Moscow)
  • Video-art Festival "Black and White Rainbow" (2021, Russia, Togliatti)
  • Moscow International Film Festival "8 Women" (2022, Russia, Moscow)


Director’s statement

Stereotypes and prejudices have worried me for a long time. By this movie in particular I want to show the unjust and absurd attitude towards the people who are “not from around here”. I live in Saint-Petersburg and I can see the bias against my friends from other countries. I also myself have faced the stereotype thinking towards me as a "russian girl" during my european internships. I hope that my film will eliminate some of the prejudices and will help all habitants of planet Earth feel themselves in the right place wherever they go.


ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:

Diana Belova was born on 25.07.1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Graduated from St. Petersburg State University and New York Bard College. Since 2012, she has been working as the screenwriter and director in film industry. Author of the book "The Evolution of the female image in Italian cinema" (2019).


FILMOGRAPHY:

2021 - "Arriving now", short film
2018 - "Spaced", short film \ debut

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2015, Russia, 90:02' fiction film producer Arseniy Gonchukov
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2015, Russia, 24:42' fiction film producer Nikita Ordynskiy
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2015, Russia, 16:22' fiction film producer Anna Kott
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2015, Russia, 25:02' documentary producer Kirill Burdov
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2015, Russia, 05:05' fiction film producer Kristina Rabotenko
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2015, Russia, 14:30' fiction film producer Maxim Dashkin
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2015, Russia, Romania, 60:03’' documentary producer Sergey Kutsevalov
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2015, Singapore, Russia, 09:26' fiction film producer Maxim Dashkin
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2015, USA, 53:03' documentary producer Helga Landauer
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2015, Russia, 65:08 ' documentary producer Konstantin Smirnov
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2015, Belarus, 14:59' fiction film producer Mitry Semenov-Aleynikov
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2015, Italy, 17:37' fiction film producer Alina Gurinova
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2016, Russia, 16:01' fiction film producer Ekaterina Stashevskaya
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2016, Russia, 23:27' fiction film producer Andrey Egorov
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2016, Russia, 10:26' fiction film producer Yuriy Kalyuzhniy
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2016, Russia, 23:40' fiction film producer Nina Vedmitskaya
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2016, Russia, 16:28 ' fiction film producer Elena Piskareva
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2016, Russia, 29:59' fiction film producer Yuliya Dmitriyeva
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2016, Russia, 15:22' documentary producer Karina Vilenkina
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2016, Russia, 13:09' fiction film producer Evgeniya Duplyakina
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2016, Russia, 22:29' documentary producer Nikita Tikhonov-Rau,Olga Arlauskas
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2016, Russia, 03:27 ' fiction film producer Vladimir Tsarenko
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2016, Russia, Greece, 99:39' documentary producer Mark Visioner
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2016, Russia, 24:20' fiction film producer Alexandra Sokolovskaya
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2016, Russia, 29:55' fiction film producer Tatiana Ra
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2016, Russia, 04:59' fashion fiction film producer Jana Nedzvetkaya
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2016, Russia, 28:00' fiction film producer Denis Lafanov
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2016, Italy, 13:09' fiction film producer Domenico Modafferi
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2016, Italy, UK, 29:08' documentary producer Gloria Aura Bortolini
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2016, Georgia, 08:00' fiction film producer Khukhua Tornike
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2016, Italy, 23:45' fiction film producer Adelmo Togliani
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2016, Russia, 109’' documentary producer Daniil Bondar
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2016, Russia, 21:03' fiction film producer Olga Shtol
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2016, Russia, Hungary, Belarus, 70:51' fiction film producer Lika Alekseeva
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2016, Russia, Spain, 50:07' documentary producer Algis Arlauskas
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2016, Russia, 96:58' fiction film producer Sergey Solovyov
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2016, Russia, 09:00' fiction film producer Julia Saponova
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2016, Russia, 22:36’' fiction film producer Konstantin Abaev
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2016, Russia, 14:15' fiction film producer Anastasiya Marsakova
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2016, Russia, 26:59' fiction film producer Evgeniy Puzyrevskiy
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2016, Russia, 9:50' fiction film producer Tatiana Astapova
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2016, Russia, UK, 27:20' fiction film producer Alexander Mercury
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2016, Russia, 07:33' fiction film producer Daniil Demidov
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2016, Russia, 08:14' fiction film producer Pavel Ivanov
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2016, Russia, 22:24' fiction film producer Kirill Vasiliev
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2016, Russia, 21:14' fiction film producer Max Kubrinskiy
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2016, Russia, 59:45' documentary producer Maxim Kobzev
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2016, Belarus, 12:18' fiction film producer Artyom Lobach
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2016, Russia, 11:55' fiction film producer Arseniy Gonchukov
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2016, Russia, 14:41' fiction film producer Yuri Alessin
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2016, Belarus, 28:31' fiction film producer Victor Krasovskiy
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2016, Russia, 08:03' fiction film producer Olga Dibtseva
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2016, Russia, 83:00’' fiction film producer Boris Gouts
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2016, Russia, 13:36' documentary producer Zlata Oronova
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2017, Kazakhstan, 23:00' fiction film producer Aigul Axambiyeva
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2017, Russia, 30:58' fiction film producer Kseniya Tischenko
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2017, Russia, 24:22' fiction film producer Lolita Naranovich
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