"The Car"

The story of an overweight girl who suddenly wins a dream car in the lottery. At work she was always ridiculed because of her fatness but after her luck everybody in the office has started admiring her. But, gradually, the new car like a litmus paper reveals the characters of her colleagues, jealousy arises, hypocrisy flourishes. The lucky owner of the new Mercedes herself faces unexpected difficulties, her best friends betray her. Eventually she is forced to change her whole life.

  • Nаtalya Mishkina
  • Natalya Mishkina
  • Anna Churina
  • Anna Churina
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
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    Russian Federation
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    Full HD 1920x1080; 25 FPS
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  • Premiere
    Country: Russian Federation
Director Biography - Nаtalya Mishkina

Natalya Mishkina, the director-debutant, actress, graduate from VGIK (State University of Cinematography) in 2006, actind-directing workshop of S. Solovyov, V. Mirzoev. Natalya Mishkina as the director has staged "The Auditor. Version. Incognito from Rome", "The Nutcracker", "The Lunar Wolves" in Moscow. She worked as the assistant director of V. Mirzoev on theatrical project "The Betrayal" in Moscow Federal Vakhtangov Theatre. The short film "The Car" is her debut as the film director.

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Director Statement

In the film, the car as a litmus paper shows the vices of our society. And it touches on several topics. The first topic is the bullying of a person because of his appearance. The second topic. Success and financial well-being, raise a person on a pedestal, but do not make him happy. I want people to see themselves through a cinematic mirror, recognize themselves in something, laugh at themselves and become a little better.