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The Mermaid

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Year of participation 2008
Program Feature Competition

The Mermaid
Producer(s) Ruben Dishdishyan
Director(s) Anna Melikyan
Script Anna Melikyan
Director of Photography Oleg Kerichenko
Production designer Ulyana Ryabova
Music by Igor Vdovin
Sound Dimitriy Smirnov
Edit Sergey Znamensky
Cast Masha Shalaeva, Yevgeniy Tsiganov, Maria Sokova, Nastya Dontsova, Irina Strinichenko, Veronica Skugina
Production company(-ies) Central Partnership
 

Synopsis

A girl named Alisa lives by the sea, leting life carry her along, never struggling, always adapting to changing conditions and historical events. The only unusual thing about Alisa is her gift of making wishes come true. Finding herself in Moscow, she gets acquainted to a man with a cross on his chest that read “Save and Protect.” Alisa casts a glance at the man, and her life changes forever.

Awards
FIPRESCI Prize (Berlin IFF 2008); Best Actress, Masha Shalayeva (Sochi Open Russian FF 2007); Grand Prix (Sofia IFF 2008); Directing Award (Sundance FF 2008)

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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