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

Nine Days and One Morning
(Devyat dnei I odno utro)

Year: 2014
Country: RUSSIA
Run Time: 85 minutes

Nine Days and One Morning
Nine Days and One Morning
Nine Days and One Morning

Parisian model Anna Kruglova has returned to the remote Russian town of her birth for NINE DAYS AND ONE MORNING. As a goodwill ambassador for a cosmetics company, Anna plans to inspire the town’s children to greatness, while also promoting her sponsor’s new product in the Russian market. But revisiting her destitute birthplace rouses memories in Anna that have long been suppressed. Prior to being adopted by French parents and relocating to Paris, Anna spent her youth in an orphanage where functional toilets were considered a luxury. Now her chic clothes and glamorous profession are the envy of the entire town. And seemingly everyone –including the mayor, Anna’s former caretaker Aunt Lena, a young orphan named Lusia, and a gruff stranger named Lyuba – is desperate for Anna’s help. Director Vera Storozheva artfully depicts one woman’s emotional encounter with the troubled life she left behind. (In Russian and French with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM -
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:25 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Vera Storozheva

Born in 1958 in Troitsk, Russia, Vera Storozheva graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Culture in 1983. In addition to winning the CIFF Central and Eastern European Film Competition in 2008, her film "Traveling with Pets" was awarded the Grand Prize at the Moscow Film Festival.

Filmography
"Sky.Plane.Girl." (2002), "The French Guy" (2004), "Greek Holiday" (2005), "Travelling with Pets" (2007) – 32nd CIFF, "Spring Will Soon Be Here" (2009), "Compensation" (2010), "My Boyfriend Is an Angel" (2012), NINE DAYS AND ONE MORNING (2014)

Producer
Vera Storozheva

Screenwriting
Anna Kozlova

Cinematography
Mikhail Iskandarov

Editing
Elena Afanasyeva

Principal Cast
Anna Sherbinina, Olga Popova, Xavier Gallais, Sergey Puskepalis

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