Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Marussia

Year: 2013
Country: FRANCE, RUSSIA
Run Time: 82 minutes

Marussia
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Marussia is a Russian girl of six who loves to play dress-up. She and her mother create fantasy worlds of light and shadow, with fairy wands and wings. But when the imaginary games stop, the reality of homelessness sets in. Kicked out of their apartment, mother and daughter wander the streets of Paris, wheeling their suitcases behind them. Lucia takes good care of Marussia, seeking connections in Russian churches and emigrant groups. Attractive, put-together, and a fluent French speaker, she’s bold and easy-going with men, claiming to be a fashion journalist, or that she’s been writing her memoirs in Goa. Every time they’re in a good situation though, Lucia moves them on – waiting, she says, for something wonderful to happen. But one day Marussia puts her foot down; she’s tired of pretending she’s a princess. MARUSSIA is a warm and beautiful film about the love that holds us as tight as a mother’s embrace, even in extreme circumstances. (In French and Russian with subtitles) – B.B.

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Sidebars
Family Films
Women of the World

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Eva Pervolovici

Eva Pervolovici is a Paris-based Romanian film director, who completed her studies in Bucharest and Edinburgh. She works on short films, video art, photography, and collective writing projects.

Filmography
MARUSSIA (2013)

Producer
Janja Kralj

Screenwriting
Monica Stan, Eva Pervolovici

Cinematography
Alfredo Altamirano

Editing
Dounia Sichov

Principal Cast
Dinara Drukarova, Denis Lavant, Marie-Isabelle Stheynman, Sharunas Bartas, Dounia Sichov, Georges Babluani, Madalina Constantin, Alexei Ageev

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