Marussia

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    Marussia

    Directed by

    France, Russia

    2013

    82 min

    • French
    • Russian

    Drama

    In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian acquaintances they were staying with and must tramp the streets with their trolley suitcases searching for somewhere else to live. A Russian Orthodox priest offers them their first night's shelter. They spend the second night in a homeless hostel and party through the third with a chance acquaintance. On the fourth night they sleep clandestinely in a cinema and on the fifth with a Russian artist in a hotel … Lucia is good-looking, dresses elegantly and is certainly not shy of men. This serves the mother and her daughter well. In spite of all the uncertainties in their lives, the two frequently share tender moments. But then they have to drag their suitcases once more through the cold city with no money in their pockets and no idea where they are going. Eventually little Marussia has enough of the fact that someone else is always calling the shots.

    Awards

    • Special Mention - International Independent FF Bordeaux

    Credits

    Cast
    Dinara Drukarova
    Marie-Isabelle Shteynman
    Dounia Sichov
    Georges Babluani
    Screenplay
    Monica Stan
    Eva Pervolovic
    Cinematography
    Alfredo Altamirano
    Editing
    Dounia Sichov
    Music
    Vitto Mereilles
    Production
    KINOELEKTRON
    Production
    CTB FILM COMPANY
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Eva Pervolovici

    Eva Pervolovici

    Romania

    I do films for and about the people I love.

    Eva Pervolovici is a young Romanian director who has already on her record many achievements of short films, video art, photographs and other participations in collective writing novels or art magazine. Multiple by its forms and styles of expression, the heteroclite work of Eva carries always the same intention: to make visible the subjectivity by leaving surrealism arise in everyday situations. Presented and awarded for her originality in many festivals around the world, she also got an MFA Film Advance Practice, Edinburgh. She participated at the Berlin, Reykjavik and Sarajevo Talent Campus. In 2010 she was selected for Berlin Today Award that offers her the opportunity to realize her new short film LITTLE RED that will be presented at Berlinale 2011. She also received "Cannes à la flip" prize for the Best short (Cannes 2010). Eva is currently developing three feature films in parallel: ILEANA produced by Strada Film (Berlinale Silver Bear 2010), co-produced by KinoElektron and MARUSSIA (screened in Berlinale Generation in 2013) and YOU CAN CALL ME ADA produced by the latter. Eva has been living and working in Paris since 2008.

    Selected Filmography