I Used to Live Here

Camille comes to his hometown for a day to visit his mother’s grave. He gets beaten and robbed. Destiny brings him to his former apartment where now lives Maria, a single mom. She raises a son, defends herself against drunken men and waits for her husband to be released from prison. They have one night to try living another life.

  • Asaad Abboud
    Ivan The Fool (2014), The Last Bell (2016), Snow Girl (2019)
  • Damir Hanifullin
  • Maria Danilova
    Hello, I've Passed Away (2018), New Summer at a Country House (2018), 4 Aces (2019), The Box (2019)
  • Vladimir Klyuev
  • Angelina Ivanchey
    Production Designer
    Hello, I've Passed Away (2018), New Summer at a Country House (2018), The Bride (2018), The Box (2019)
  • Sofya Kleymenova
    Film Editor
  • Aleksey Zolotovitskiy
    Key Cast
  • Anna Kalabina
    Key Cast
  • Vladimir Vdovichenko
    Key Cast
  • Vyacheslav Lebedev
    Key Cast
  • Andrey Schuka
    Key Cast
    "Young Man"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Я здесь жил
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Moscow Film School
Director Biography - Asaad Abboud

Born and raised in Russia, Asaad Abboud spent his early childhood in Lebanon. He then studied in Moscow. After serving in the Russian army, he decided to become a film director. In 2020 he graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK).

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Director Statement

Everyone has a place where he grew up. Whether it’s an apartment, a house, a place in the countryside – we often have to leave it due to the circumstances. However, the place stays with us forever.