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Daughter

Synopsis

A ten-year-old daughter is a victim of the selfishness of adults, everyone pursues their own interests, proving their rightness using the child, completely forgetting about him himself.


Our Review

How does it feel to be a child of a murderer? Christina is just all of ten-year to even understand what it is. She is sad and distressed when she has to move to France without her father. But what shocks her the most is her father's aggressive behavior towards Jean. She is scared of her farther for the first time. The child locking herself in the wardrobe and looking for sanctuary in the darkness is heart wrenching. Its very traumatic for family members when one of their own whom they have loved and lived with, is found to have committed crimes and is an professional criminal. Excellent locations, cinematography and direction is commendable. Entire cast has performed so well. Well done film overall!


Director Biography - Oxana Nechaeva Oksana Nechaeva was born in 1990 in Podolsk, Moscow region, Russia. My parents were students of the Moscow State University Institute. They soon divorced. Since my mother's new family moved frequently, I went to two kindergartens and studied at five schools in the city of Tver, Moscow and the Moscow region. When I was 15, my mother, her new husband and my stepbrother moved to France. I stayed with Grandma, Grandpa and Dad. When I was 17 years old, my father was shot dead near the killer's house. On the eve of my death, my father sends me to study at the Ostankino School of Television and Radio Broadcasting. In 2009, I entered the studio of Leonid Alekseevich Nechaev for a directing and acting course, in the same year I met my future husband Alexey Alexandrovich and also Nechaev. In 2010, she married him for the first time. In 2010, our master Leonid Alekseevich, unfortunately, died, the workshop collapsed, I continued my studies with Daniil Spivakovsky, in 2011 I divorced my husband, something broke inside me, and I realized that I could not be an actress, at least not yet. That's how I got into Dmitry Talankin's non-fiction film workshop. After graduation, she worked in the production group of a musical collective. In 2016, I'm getting married again to my first husband Nechaev. In 2019, my son Vladislav was born. A long maternity leave has again clarified my inner desires and feelings about making films, so in 2021 I enter the Alexander Mitta film school at the Amedia film Studio and shoot my first short film "Daughter".


Director Statement

The idea to make this film appeared in connection with memories from childhood. As a call for parents to think about what memories we leave for our children.


Credits


Oxana Nechaeva Director

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): ДОЧЬ

  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 10 minutes

  • Completion Date: June 23, 2021

  • Production Budget: 4,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: Russian Federation

  • Country of Filming: Russian Federation

  • Language: Russian

  • Shooting Format: RED

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: Yes - Alexander Mitta Film School













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