Director: Avdotia Smirnova
Director, scriptwriter, writer, journalist. Born in Moscow. Studied at the philological faculty of Moscow State University and at the Theatre Studies Department of Theatre Institute GITIS. Author and co-author of the film scripts “The Last Hero”, “Butterfly”, “Giselle’s Mania”, “His Wife’s Diary”, “The Stroll” by Alexei Uchitel, Grigori Konstantinopolsky’s “$8 1/2”, Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Gloss”. She has published in film journals, with Tatiana Tolstaya presents the television programme “School of Scandal”. In 2006 debuted as director.
A High-ranking official from Moscow comes to a provincial museum of almost forgotten classic of Russian literature by the request of the region governor, who wants to take the ground of the museum for building a new residence. At the beginning the official from Moscow supports this decision, but then he meets Masha, a young literary scholar working in the museum, and after that he changes his view not only on this issue, but on all of his life…