The main character sincerely longs for the opportunity to experience strong feelings, languishes in anticipation. Feels someone's presence, reacts to it, not even understanding what is happening.
The bursting New one turns out to be a big surprise - not always the fulfillment of desire turns out to be the way we were waiting for it.
Trying to see the world of another, the heroes fight, lose and seek balance - to become whole? Become a reflection of each other? Empathy is the main value of modernity, but still one of the most difficult things in the world.

  • Maria Dupovkina
  • Maria Dupovkina
  • Maria Nikolaeva
  • Polina Glukhikh
  • Maria Dupovkina
  • Polina Glukhikh
    Key Cast
  • Maria Nikolaeva
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, short dance film
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Maria Dupovkina

Maria Dupovkina - photographer and sociologist from Russia.
Finalist of LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2019, Imaginative Storytelling. Participant of group and solo exhibitions in Russia, France and Portugal.
Worked as a backstage photographer at movie-making process for several years.

“Reflection” is Maria’s first short dance film and her first experience as a director and cameraman.

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Director Statement

Maria works with themes of family, self-determination, humanity and social interactions. Using her sociological education, she gently explores sensitive topics that concern almost everyone in the modern world.