Kseniya Rappoport, Yevgeniya Kuznetsova, Roman Shmakov, Sergei Sosnovsky, Sergei Medvedev, Igor Khripunovdrama · Russia · 2008
Lyubov, a beautiful, sophisticated opera singer, takes a few days off to visit her home town Yuriev with her son. She had left Russia several years before to pursue an international career. Her son, who follows her around the world, reproaches her for not showing enough interest in him. When they arrive in Yuriev, it proves to be quite an inhospitable place, where time seems to have stopped several decades ago. At one point, Lyubov’s son disappears …
The film was awarded the FICC / IFFS Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Warsaw International Film Festival.