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THE GIFT OF UNIVERSE

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  • year : 2021
  • country : Russia
  • timing : 26:45'
  • genre : fiction film
  • producer : Elena Elagina

written by Elena Elagina, Anna-Katarina Sereda
produced by Elena Elagina
DoP Maxim Filaretov
music by Dmitry Semenishchev
sound by Ivan Komelskikh
editor Alexandra Konovalova
production designer Anastasia Arsenik
cast: Evgenia Kirpichnikova, Alexander Milovidov, Maxim Volkov, Anna Tananykina, Konstantin Samylov, Anna-Katarina Sereda, Peter Sevenard, Ekaterina Koroleva, Danil Rabotyagov, Anna Shchetinina

As of the last day of the year, Alina receives from her lover the keys to his new apartment, but the idyll is shattered by a call from Valera’s ex-wife. Valera goes to help her out, and Alina leaves for the country, where she meets her first crush.

  • Short to the Point International Short Film Festival (2021, Romania, Bucharest)
  • Pune Short Film Festival (2021, India, Pune)
  • International Orthodox Sretensky Film Festival "Meeting"" (2022, Russia, Obninsk)


Director’s statement

The main theme of the film is the fear of loneliness. This theme is relevant to modern inhabitants of megacities, where despite the numerous surroundings, people feel lonely and vulnerable.
I was interested in developing within the framework of the short film a full plot which is characteristic of full-length films, to live through one evening with the characters, to transmit the atmosphere of the New Year night when one door closes and another one opens.
I set myself the task to make an aesthetic, light and atmospheric film which would give the viewer a visual and audial pleasure, at the same time making the viewer think about important questions: what happiness is, how to be free from your past and live in the present, how important it is to do things you have never allowed yourself to do before.


ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:

Elena Elagina was born on 04.03.1983 in Novosibirsk, Russia. Graduated from Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management and Higher School of Directors and Scriptwriters as a film director.


FILMOGRAPHY:

2021 - "The Gift of Universe", short film
2020 - "My Lamborghini is yellow colour", short film
2019 - "Recognition", short film

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