Russian Film Week screening + Q&A with producer Andrey Sigle + actor Vasilisa Denisova.
It is a genre film, but which genre? Maybe a modern interpretation of the classic story of Cinderella? But it might be considered as a tragic melodrama or a religious drama, too.
It’s vaguely reminiscent of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story A Gentle Spirit with its conflict of concepts: it centers on the collision of two world views - religious and atheist.
Finally, it is a love story, with the emotional temperature close to boiling, even though we all know that a romantic story is one thing, while life is always something different.
Alas, in today's Russia, the story of Cinderella can’t have a happy ending.