Viktoria MARKINA
Виктория МАРКИНА
Viktoria MARKINA
Russia, 2008, 78mn 
Black and white, fiction
The snow does not melt forever
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Снег тает не навсегда


 La Neige ne fond pas pour toujours

 Sneg tayot ne na vsegda

Directed by : Viktoria MARKINA (Виктория МАРКИНА)
Writing credits : Viktoria MARKINA (Виктория МАРКИНА)
Regina MIANNIK (Регина МЯННИК) ...Lioubov
Cinematography : Mikhail MUKASEI (Михаил МУКАСЕЙ)
Production design : Yekaterina ZALETAEVA (Екатерина ЗАЛЕТАЕВА)
Music : Anton GARCIA (Антон ГАРСИЯ)
Production : RFG (ROSPOfilm Group), Cinema Art, The 21st CREATIVE ASSOCIATION ( «21е ТВОРЧЕСКОЕ ОБЪЕДИНЕНИЕ»)

Plot synopsis
The atmosphere around Love is always rough. The name of the main heroine is also Lubov’ (Love in Russian). This movie is a labyrinth of her inner search. What is she looking for? She is trying to find an exit from the “underground”, which she imprisoned herself into, while working on a book. But it turns out that this book has already been written by some mythological Japanese writer: a woman, who lived in the 16th century... Lubov’ bought the book incidentally at an antiques bookshop, when she lived in Japan with her husband and their daughter. This book is about a boundless and interminable Valley. People come to the Valley in search of love. Being helplessly tied to Nothing, they plunge onto the bottom of this Valley, wishing to shake different burdens off their souls, and in the long run they realize, that Love means not only passion and tenderness, but fear and pain as well. Perhaps, the things are not always like that... But all the characters of the movie are doomed to suffer a burning flame of pain.
This is the law of ascension to a different kind of Love, which tears the heart day and night, breaking it to pieces, and raises the soul to a higher spiritual level. Who is the man, who Lubov’ is going to love? Does he even exist in this world?
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Selected in the following festivals :
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2009
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008