NINE DAYS AND ONE MORNING
Anna Sherbinina, Olga Popova, Xavier Gallais, Sergey Puskepalis
Melodrama, 85 min, SV-Aurum Production, Russia, 2014
оriginal title DEVYAT DNEIY I ODNO UTRO, language Russian and French
A story of adoption told without glamour and hypocrisy that usually accompanies this topic.Anna is a top model, who was adopted by a French couple as a child. She returns to her hometown with a charity mission from France.A story of an orphan turned princess becomes a legend in her native provincial town. Anna gets treated like royal person and everyone expects miracles from herAnna is confused and cannot understand what all these people want from her. She is used to a calm and logical western lifestyle. Her home is France, in Russia she is a guest. Horrified, she watches her photographer boyfriend Michelle, admire incomprehensible Russian mentality.
Festivals and awards:
Shanghai IFF (China), Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF (Germany), Festival of Russian cinema “Sputnik” (Poland), Festival of Russian cinema in Scandinavia (Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen), Festival of Russian cinema in Italy (Milan, Jesolo), Festival of Russian cinema in Germany (Berlin, Potsdam), Cleveland IFF (USA)