Gulnara Mhitarjan, Irina Proshina, Yevgenia Turkina, Maria Kuzmina
Alexandr Alaisberg, Vitaliy Erenkov
Melodrama, 69 min, Russia, 2001
оriginal title S DNEM ROZHDENIYA language Russian
The action of the film takes place in an old dilapidated maternity clinic in the Russian provincial town. A single mother, the wife of the businessman, an Uzbek woman who has given birth to the child from a Russian man, the wife of an alcoholic, and a fourteen-year-old mother. A main characters of the film.
festivals & awards
Open Russian FF “Kinotavr” – Grand Prix, First Feature Competition; Creteil Women’s FF – Grand Prix; Georges Sadoul Prize (France); Mannheim IFF – FIPRESCI Award; Cottbus IFF – FIPRESCI Award; Eurasia IFF – Best Director Award; International Women’s FF – Crystal Mirror Award