The film is a story about a girl living in a student dormitory with a conservative order. The inner world of the main character, her romanticism and openness towards everything new collides with the rigid way of life and something else , something incomprehensible and frightening...

The сinematographic canvas is full of symbols and visual metaphors that lead the viewer to one of the most urgent problems of modern society, the problem of imitation.
Imitation is a common human feature. From a young age with the eyes "wide shut" human copies his surroundings, imitates someone else's existence. Imitation replaces super-sensible and sensual-empirical cognition.
How will such a natural and obviously destructive phenomenon affect the further development of civilization?

This film is an exploration of the existential phenomena of the hero's authentic and imaginary existence.

  • Roma Linza
  • Roma Linza
  • Alexandr Matzanski
  • Alina Miller
    Key Cast
  • Leonid Eskin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35 mm, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Roma Linza
Director Statement

It's hard for me to talk about myself as an artist. I am not a professional; I'm just a seeker; I could become both a businessman and a designer. The least of all I thought about directing; meanwhile, I had to think a lot about
the details of my case; if I became an architect, I would probably give myself
up to the details of construction with the same pathos: after all, inspiration accompanies a person - everything is a subject of creativity.

The difficulties of my path as an artist: they are in the gap between “today” and “tomorrow”, between art and the art of life, between my laptop and the viewer, between the text of a chat message and a live human voice;
I am a performing artist turned architect of worlds or a screenwriter writing for a pop artist; I think: I cannot overcome the difficulties of my role,
but I hope that my searches will find a response in the future.