Pianist

An unsuccessful pianist from the province tries to realize her ambitions through a child. The woman is obsessed with the victory of her 6-year-old daughter Sasha in a prestigious music contest. She herself chooses a difficult work for the girl to hit the qualifying commission. The music teacher refuses to torment Sasha with a complicated play and suggests that the mother choose something simpler. But mother is sure of success and that her daughter is brilliant and will be able to master the work for a month, which remains before the contest. Mother herself is engaged with the girl, day and night learning a musical play. But Sasha doesn’t cope. Mother becomes more aggressive. For it there is nothing but its purpose. The girl genuinely loves her mother and tries to deserve at least a drop of her attention and love, fulfilling all the requirements, repeating the same notes until exhaustion. But on the crucial day of the contest in a big city, Sasha tries so hard not to fail the mother, because of nervous tension during the performance, she has a spasm of hands, and she can’t play a single note. Mother watches her from the hall, ready to fall through the earth from shame. Behind the scenes of the contest, Sasha bravely awaits punishment. But mother, seeing how she brought up the only child, finally leaves her ambitions and reconciles with the girl.

  • Veronika Sedich
    Director
  • Veronika Sedich
    Writer
  • Marina Belyakovich
    Writer
  • Alexandra Butor
    Writer
  • Alexandra Butor
    Producer
  • Marina Belyakovich
    Key Cast
    "mother"
  • Sofia Chernikova
    Key Cast
    "pianist"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Пианистка
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Belarus
  • Country of Filming:
    Belarus
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Veronika Sedich

Graduated from the International Sakharov Environmental University (specialty "Cytology"), today is studying at BNTU (specialty "Personnel Management"). Musical school No. 4 in Minsk, film school "Territory of the Cinema" (directing a feature film), was shot in the clips of the group "Tyani-Tolkai", participated in the mass scenes of the film "Sweet Farewell to Faith" (directed by A. Butor, 2014). In 2017, she participated in the "Grants of Activia" competition and won a grant for the shooting of the short film "The Pianist" under the direction of the mentor, the production director Alexandra Butor.

"Pianist" - the first work in the cinema.
Scenario - winner of the project "Grants Aktivia" in the sphere of "Cinema" (2017)

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