Believe! is based on the literary work of Vasily Shukshin. The main characters of three of Shukshin’s short stories are brought together to address the questions of faith and loyalty. The lead character, Maksim Yarikov, goes on a voyage of spiritual renaissance to move away from depression, disbelief and hard-drinking, in a quest to find God and the meaning of his existence. The journey has its ups and downs: comical situations with his wife and drinking buddy, Ilya, as well as the tragic encounters with Sergei, the painter. The audience will also glimpse Maksim’s inner most thoughts and dreams. Believe! was shot in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia. Other films of Lidiya Bobrova, include Hey, You Geese (Oy, vy, gusi), In that land (V toy strane), Granny (Bubusya) have received many awards in Russia and at international film festivals.