- year : 2016
- country : Russia, UK
- timing : 27:20'
- genre : fiction film
- producer : Alexander Mercury
written by Zsuzsa Dobrashkus, Alexander Mercury
produced by Ilya Sherstobitov, Oksana Virko, Olga Kevorkova
DoP Artem Tarasenkov
sound by Aleksey Bataev
editor Viktor Shevtsov
production designer Margarita Ablaeva
cast: Anatoliy Goryachev, Svetlana Kireeva, Sergey Yushkevich, Antonina Vvedenskaya
Mother is 80. Seva - 60. That's the whole family right there. Seva has nothing left - the purpose of his life is looking after his elderly mother. On top of all the chores, there's migraines.
Suddenly, mother dies. With liberation should come freedom but, alas, he goes to see a doctor who tells him that his mother had tried to get rid of him in his infancy by driving a needle into the fontanel, a soft spot at the top of the cranium. This unbearable truth turns his life upside-down.
How to forgive? How to find humility and the strength to carry on?
KONIK Film Festival (2016, Moscow, Russia)
Russian Short Film Festival in Kaliningrad (2016 Russia, Kaliningrad)
International Film Festival of actors "Constellation" (2016, Russia, Orel)
Moscow Youth Film Festival "Let Us Live!" (2016, Russia, Moscow)
International Student and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (2016 China, Beijing)
Russian Film Festival "ARTkino", Special Jury Prize (2016, Russia, Moscow)
London Short Film Fest (2017,UK, London)
Winchester Short Film Festival (2016, UK, Winchester)
International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools "Kinoproba" (2016, Russia, Yekaterinburg)
Asia International (Wenzhou) Youth Short-Film Exhibition (2016 China, Beijing)
Open Film Festival of Student and Debut Films "St. Anna" (2017, Russia, Moscow)
Salón Internacional de la Luz (2017, Colombia, Bogotá)
Lublin Film Festival, The Winner in the competition "Masters of Emotions" (2017, Poland, Lublin)
Summer Film Academy in Zwierzyniec (2018, Poland, Zwierzyniec)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Alexander Mercury was born on 05.09.1983 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. In 2006 he graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He worked in the theater "Nuffield" (Cautgempton, UK), theater "Chaos" (KAOS Theatre UK), "The Royal Court Theatre" (London, UK). 2001 - 2008 he lived and worked in London.
2016 - MAMA–SAINT SEBASTIAN, short film / debut