Spirit of fire

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Nika

Spirit of fire

international

debut film

festival

"Nika"

March 05, Sunday, 19:30, Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas st. Chekhova 9, 18+
As a child, Nika Turbina toured the Soviet Union with her mother, reading her poems: stadiums full of poetry lovers, bohemian parties, meetings with celebrities. An 8-year-old child prodigy, she amazed me with her childish sadness and poignant lines... And now Nika is 27. The USSR is no longer there, just as there is no childhood, no glory, and the most difficult thing is no inspiration. Nika no longer writes poetry and is trying to figure out herself: where did that “voice” of hers go, why does she no longer feel her mother’s love, and can she ever be happy like everyone else? Meeting the cheerful and independent Ivan gives Nika hope for this happiness and gives her forgotten inspiration.
As a child, Nika Turbina together with her mother toured round the Soviet Union, reciting her poems: full stadiums of poetry fans, bohemian parties, meetings with celebrities. The 8-year-old child prodigy surprised with a childish sadness and piercing lines... And now Nika is 27. The USSR has collapsed, the childhood, the fame, and, the most difficult of all, the inspiration have gone away. Nika no longer writes poetry and tries to get to the bottom of herself. Where has that very “voice” disappeared to, why doesn't she feel her mother's love and will she ever be as happy as everyone else? Acquaintance with a cheerful and independent Ivan gives Nika hope for that happiness and revives the forgotten inspiration.
 

Russia / 2022 / 96 min. / Color

Director: Vasilisa Kuzmina
Screenplay: Yulia Gulyan, Vasilisa Kuzmina
Cinematographer: Mikhail Milashin
Artist: Maria Slavina
Music: Amin Buhafa
Cast: Lisa Yankovskaya, Anna Mikhalkova, Vitalia Kornienko, Ivan Fominov, Ivan Brovin, Egor Trukhin, Evgeny Sangadzhiev, Ivan Makarevich, Natalia Vdovina, Ivan Agapov
Producers: Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryushchenko, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Denis Baglay, Vadim Vereshchagin, Vyacheslav Murugov
Production: National Media Group, Hydrogen Film Company, Central Partnership, Art Pictures Studio with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Rights: "Central Partnership"
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Russia / 2022 / 96 min. / Color

Director: Vasilisa Kuzmina
Script: Yulia Gulyan, Vasilisa Kuzmina
Camera: Mikhail Milashin
Design: Maria Slavina
Music: Amin Bouhafa
Cast: Liza Yankovskaya, Anna Mikhalkova, Vitalia Kornienko, Ivan Fominov, Ivan Brovin, Egor Trukhin, Evgeny Sangadzhiev, Ivan Makarevich, Natalia Vdovina, Ivan Agapov
Producers: Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryuschenko, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Denis Baglai, Vadim Vereschagin, Vyacheslav Murugov
Production: NMG, Vodorod, Central Partnership, Art Pictures Studio with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia
World sales: Central Partnership
info@centpart.ru

VASILISA KUZMINA

Born in Moscow. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of MGIMO, Columbia University in the USA, Higher Theater School named after. M. Shchepkina (workshop of V. Dragunov) and the School of Film and Television “Industry” of Fyodor Bondarchuk. In 2017, she played the main role in the film “Muse”, for which she was awarded at the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality. In 2018, her first directorial effort, the short film This Guy Can't Let Go, won her the Los Angeles Film Award for Best Picture. One of the directors of the series “Alice” (2020) and “Besit” (2021). “Nika” is her feature film debut.

VASILISA KUZMINA

Born in Moscow. Graduated from the economics department of MGIMO, from the Columbia University in the USA, the M. Shchepkin Higher Drama College (class of V. Dragunov) and School of Film and TV “Industry”. In 2017 she played the leading part in the film “Muse”, for which she was awarded at the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality. In 2018, the first directorial effort, the short film “Free That Guy”, brought her the Los Angeles Film Award for the best film. One of the directors for the series “Alice” (2020) and “Pisses Off” (2021). “Nika” is her feature film debut.