Зеркало
Once in Trubchevsk
Russia, 2019, 80 min, 16+
director, script Larisa Sadilova
director of photography Anatoly Petriga
producers Larisa Schneiderman, Larisa Sadilova, Rustam Akhadov
cast Yegor Barinov, Kristina Schneider, Yuri Kiselev, Maria Semenova
In a small town everything is out in the open. No matter how hard you try to conceal having affairs, your family is bound to learn the truth sooner or later. And then you will have to make a choice: to start a new family from square one or to confess and get back to the usual life. That is the choice the protagonists are faced with.

Introduction by director Larisa Sadilova
Larisa Sadilova (1965, Russia) graduated from the acting department of the VGIK, the Moscow film school. Her first role in cinema was in Sergei Gerasimov's film Lev Tolstoy. In 1998 she made her debut as director with the black-and-white film Happy Birthday!, which received several awards. Sadilova often uses amateur actors and her style is reminiscent of documentaries. Her second feature film, With Love, Lilja, won a Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2003. Nothing Personal won the FIPRESCI Award at the Moscow Film Festival in 2007. Sadilova is also director of the film studio ARSI Film.

Larisa Sadilova
Director