The Talent

Lonely taxi driver met strange woman on the road. Is she a fairy or just crazy person? The only thing is obvious: she has special gift which she shares with people around her.

  • Elena Nodel
  • Elena Nodel
  • Elena Nodel
  • Andrey Isaev
  • Elena Veselova
    Key Cast
  • Dmitry Basov
    Key Cast
  • Ruzanna Kazaryan
    Key Cast
  • Dzhanbek Nurullin-Tovsultanov
    Key Cast
  • Aleksey Shubin
    Key Cast
  • Sultan Sukiev
    Director of Photography
  • Sergey Petrov
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    14 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
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    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Elena Nodel

Elena Nodel is Russian Filmmaker.
During the years 2016-2017 she has made her first Short Film “The Talent”: it was scripted, directed and produced by Elena. She wrote the song to this film as well. "The Talent" was shown at Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner and was chosen as official selection at Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Festival in 2017.
Elena already produced 3 musical videos as screenwriter, director and producer.
Elena has been working as a corporate lawyer for 20 years and till the present day. Now she leads Corporate Structuring and Investment Department in International Software Company ABBYY.
Though Elena started her way in filmmaking rather late – in her early forties, she strongly believes in success as she has so much to say to her audience.

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Director Statement

My first short film “The Talent” can be named a true “art-house” as I was screenwriter, director, producer of the film and even wrote a song by myself. I’m proud that people who watched my film in Cannes told me that “The Talent” gives creative energy and inspiration.
As a director and a screenwriter I'm interested in the theme of the relationship of a woman to her age, a crisis of 40 years, family values, topics related to self-improvement, with a person's awareness of the laws of being. I often think that the inner world of every person generates external events. People around are an endless, inexhaustible source of inspiration for me. And I have plans to share these thoughts in my future films.