It wowed audiences at Sundance, swept awards at international festivals, and has been hailed by critics worldwide as “brilliant” (Prost Amerika), “beautiful” (Quiet Earth) and “the Russian AMÈLIE” (Screen Daily). From breakthrough writer/director Anna Melikyan comes the quirky yet bittersweet story of Alisa, a lonely little girl from a seaside village who takes a vow of silence while believing she has the power to make wishes come true. But when Alisa is forced to move to Moscow as a teenager, her fairy tale world will collide head-on with the realities of love, innocence and material life in modern Russia. Masha Shalayeva – in an award-winning performance – stars in this landmark hit that remains one of the most enchanting, acclaimed and talked-about Russian films of our time.
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