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A selection of films competing for the Best Short Golden Unicorn Award in 2018 – mostly by young filmmakers, winners and participants of international film festivals.
Anna Vice Versa
Director: Yana Gladkikh, 20 min. Russia, 2018.
Love is on everyone's tongue. Two buskers travel from Mytischi to Moscow on a train, sing and discuss life and the wife of one of them. Anna gets an anonymous bouquet which turns her life upside down. But instead of finding love, she finds herself on a railway track. Anna Karenina of nowadays?
Director: Anna Kuznetsova, Russia, 2018, 25 min., debut, fiction.
A 18 year old Sasha is in love with her roommate and passionately hates her roommate's boyfriend, who lives in their room illegally. More than anything else Sasha dreams of getting rid of him. She doesn't know yet that sometimes a dream coming true is the worst thing that can happen. (National Premiere, Kinotavr, Sochi, 2018)
Director: Zurab Dzhidzhilava, 14 min. Russia, 2018.
After the collapse of the USSR in some former Soviet republics there were clashes between the local civilians and the Soviet military. The drama takes place on a plane. The stewardess is trying to save the plane from the terrorist's threat and, at the same time, to save her marriage.
Director: Svetlana Samoshina, 25 min. Russia, 2017.
A couple struggles to find the way to their happiness after years of relationship.
Farewell, My Love!
Creative team: Ksenia Rappoport, Alexander Tsypkin, Pavel Kapinos, 9 min. 2018, Russia, 2018.
Perhaps the most honest account of feelings as told by a woman whose husband leaves her for a younger mistress.
The Closing of the Russian Film Week in Cambridge.