Director Vera Glagoleva
Script Svetlana Grudovich, Olga Pogodina
Camera Gints Berzins
Design Elena Zhukova, Olga Arkhipova
Music Sergey Banevich
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Anna Astrakhantseva, Anna Levanova, Nikita Volkov, Alexander Baluev, Larisa Malevannaya
Producers Natalia Ivanova, Antra Cilinska, Laurent Danielou
Production Horosho Production, Rezo Productions, JPS
The film is based on Ivan Turgenev’s play “A Month in the Country”. The action takes place in the second half of the XIX century in the rich country estate of landlord Arkady Islaev and his wife Natalia. Mikhail Rakitin, desperately in love with the heroine, her young pupil Verochka spend all the time near Natalia. Arrival of her son’s tutor Belyaev stirs the sleepy welfare of the inhabitants of the summer house. Two women Natalia and Verochka fall in love with him and find themselves in the centre of complex web of unrequited love. All heroes of the film stay on the threshold of love but are afraid to take the plunge.
* Main prize of the festival “Golden Phoenix”, Smolensk
* Main prize of the festival “Amur Autumn”, Blagoveshchensk
* Main Prize of the festival “Fathers & Sons”, Orel
* Grand Prix of the Hanoi IFF, Vietnam
Born in Moscow. Graduated from the acting department of State Institute of Theatre Art. Began her career as an actress with the movie “To the End of the World” by Rodion Nakhapetov. Acted in more than 50 movies and on stage. Was named the best actress of 1986 by the magazine “Sovetsky Ekran” (for the part in movie “To Marry a Captain”). People’s Artist of Russia. She debuted as a film director with the movie “Broken Light” (1991). Other her films: “Order” (2005), “Ferris Wheel” (2007), “One War” (2009), “Incidental Acquaintance” (2012).