Liubov is a 74-year-old Russian woman who lives in Mexico City, we follow Liubov through her daily activities, meanwhile, she narrates her perception of death through her memories. She recalls her first remembrance through Iosif Stalin's death and her family members' deaths that shaped the perception of Liubov's life. And finally, her arrival to a new country and hobby, embroidery helped her relieve the duel of her husband and she ended up being reborn in Mexico.

  • Liubov Likhanova
    Key Cast
  • Yuriy Olivares Likhanova
    Key Cast
    Two Again
  • Nicole Olivares Likhanova
    Key Cast
    Two Again
  • Vicente Garibay Lijanova
    Smile, Two Again
  • Vicente Garibay Lijanova
    Smile, Two Again
  • Vicente Garibay Lijanova
    Smile, Two Again
  • Vicente Garibay Lijanova
    Smile, Two Again
  • Lucia Bonilla Pérez
    Director of Photography
    Two Again
  • Lucia Bonilla Pérez
    Color Correction
    Two Again
  • Miroslava Garibay Lijanova
    Original Music
    Smile, Two Again
  • Irina Lijanova
    Executive Production
    Smile, Two Again
  • Natalya Likhanova
    Executive Production
    Two Again
  • Ana Paula Rattia
    Sound Recorder
  • Jesús Cedillo
    Sound Design and Mixing
  • Miguel Alfonso Pacheco Caloca
    Dialog Editor
  • Daniel Zepeda
    Foley Artist
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    833 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Russian, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SAE Institute Mexico
Distribution Information
  • Cine Acrílico
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Vicente Garibay Lijanova

He was born on June 7 in Mexico City. Vicente Garibay Lijanova is a young filmmaker, currently a student in the Digital Cinema and Postproduction degree at Sae Institute México. His areas of interest are Directing, Writing, and Editing, he has taken different workshops at the CCC, ENAC, and SAE Institute, which have helped him deepen his knowledge.

His interest in cinema began at the age of twelve, where he learned the value of editing. Later he became interested in photography and acting, taking courses at CasAzul and EduMac, which helped him define his path as a filmmaker.

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Director Statement

The subject of death has always been a dread to me. Fortunately, I have not lost anyone close, but I always feel that approach. I have the constant fear of leaving this world and not having accomplished enough in this life.

My grandmother is a 74-year-old woman, who due to her age is closer to this stage. I admire her peace on this matter. She enjoys her present with her family every day. I decided to contrast her day-to-day life with the experiences she has had with death. And to be able to tell two narrative lines that cover a positive way of seeing death. Thanking every day and not being afraid to leave this world.

The documentary had a process of eight months, from the first idea that came up to make a portrait of my grandmother. I explored the subject of the documentary for five months, I had extensive conversations and reflections on the different themes that came to my mind. Until I get to the theme of death. Unconsciously I suppressed it, but it came out. For two months I carried out camera tests and exploration of her spaces.

Until the university gave me the opportunity to shoot the short film for a week. I felt relaxed and grateful for the process. And I continued with the editing and post-production process.

I was working on it with a great sound team and the cinematographer did the color correction. The original music is composed by my sister, who created three different works that mark the process of life. Throughout the piano, she evokes emotions full of power. It was an intense work of thoughts that came to my mind for eight months.