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Ksenia and Denis are married. There has been a crisis in their relationship for a long time. They join sessions of psychotherapy, but it doesn’t give a result. One day the doctor invites them to try his own very special and original method of solving the problem.

  • Andrey Vasilyev
  • Andrey Vasilyev
  • Andrey Vasilyev
  • Vladimir Galeev
  • Andrey Vasilyev
  • Vladimir Galeev
  • Manana Totibadze
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  • Andrey Piskaryov
    Key Cast
  • Dmitri Simonov
    Key Cast
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    black comedy
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    5 minutes
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    August 3, 2023
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Director Biography - Andrey Vasilyev

Andrey Vasilyev was born in Moscow in 1988. Graduated as an actor from Shepkin’s high theatre school. Worked in “Taganka Theater”, “Gogol-centre” and abroad for more than 10 years. Acted in films at the same time. Since 2017 worked on “MTV Russia”, “360” TV channels and in commercials as a director and screenwriter. In 2020 was a co-author and actor in “Playthings” performance by “Signa” company. Since 2021 started to film short movies as a director, based on own scripts. Work and live in Georgia and Russia.

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Director Statement

In October 2022, I participated in a cinema workshop called "72 Hours," where we were challenged to shoot a film on the topic of "Silence" within 3 days. All I had was three actors and a cinematographer. Overnight I wrote the script, and on the first day we set all the preparations. We filmed on the second day, and the third day was dedicated to post-production. The main discovery for me was that it's possible to create a film in 3 days, even without a budget. Our film made it into the top three out of 30 participants. The key to successful shooting was thorough preparation - we rehearsed with the actors, scouted locations, and storyboarded the shots. During the shoot, we spent around $60 on tickets for a Ferris wheel ride. The cabin could accommodate four people, but we squeezed in five - three actors, the cinematographer, and myself. The sound engineer had to stay down below. In ten full rotations, we captured everything we had planned.

"Silence" seems to be a very interesting and important topic to me. We are currently overloaded with information, news, and content. I became curious about observing close people who find themselves together in unusual and challenging circumstances. Under the looming darkness, when all words are spoken and emotions are unleashed, what do we feel when we touch shoulder to shoulder in silence? They say silence is unbearable. Could it be because we have learned to speak, and words have become our mask? But speaking does not mean having a conversation. Nowadays, when loved ones often become distant, it is crucial for people to converse with each other, and it doesn't necessarily have to be through words. I notice that people who love each other stop saying it out loud. Silence is frightening, but by breaking through it, we can and should remain in the realm of love.

The most important thing for me is the team - when everyone on set “breathes the same air with me”. Just the day before, we were strangers, and today, without unnecessary words, people create their own art, but within the context we agreed upon. That's the magic. Over ten years of working in the film industry as an actor, I have delved quite deeply into the filmmaking process. I am interested in getting acquainted with the European industry and colleagues to expand opportunities and the team. I eagerly plan to participate in international film festivals because the language of cinema knows no boundaries.