My first story/Ma première histoire

On summer vacations Katya reads "War and Peace" and falls in love with the hero of the novel - Prince Bolkonsky. She dreams of meeting with him, is jealous of him to Natasha Rostova, and can’t accept the death of the "beloved" from a fatal wound.
Summer ends, classes begin at the school, and Katya learns that in the class she has another rival, the real one, who also loves Bolkonsky, and is also jealous of Natasha Rostova.

  • Maria Mina
  • Maria Mina
  • MariaMina
  • Angelica Katysheva, Sergey Krapiva, Anastasia Chuikova
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Мой первый роман
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,056 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR camera
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Director Biography - Maria Mina

Maria Mina was born in November 1986.
2006 - Graduated from the choreography school of Russian Institute of Theatrical Art (Russia, Moscow).
2008 - Started education at the Moscow Art Theater, the Producer Faculty (Russia, Moscow).
2011 - Studied acting at the Theater and Film Institute named after Lee Strasberg (USA, Los Angeles)
2012 - Worked as an assistant executive producer of a large-scale historical film "Viking" (Russia, Moscow).
2013 - Worked as an assistant director of the historical series "Ekaterina II" (Russia, Moscow)
2014 - Graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School, Producer Faculty (Russia, Moscow)
2017 - Producer, screenwriter and director of the short film "My First Story".
2008-2017 – actress of cinema and television.

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Director Statement

The classic literature is so strong that her images are always alive, and they will always conquer human souls through centuries and countries.