Alina RUDNITSKAYA
Алина РУДНИЦКАЯ
Alina ROUDNITSKAIA
Russia, 2010, 26mn 
Black and white, documentary
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Я забуду этот день

 

 I Will Forget This Day

 J'oublierai ce jour


Plot synopsis
Russia has been struggling with the problem of abortion for a long time now. Although the number of women who decided to terminate pregnancy has gone down in the recent years, this kind of practice is still common. The camera set up in the hospital waiting room captures the behaviour of women who, mainly because of insufficient funds, made this difficult decision. Emotions expressed on their faces reflect the desperate situation of women who might need to come back to the cold hospital waiting room again.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2016
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- Tampere film festival, Tampere (Finland), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2012
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2011
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2011
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2011
- Krakow Film Festival, Krakow (Poland), 2011
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Saratov International Documentary Festival "Saratovskie Stradaniya", Saratov (Russia), 2011
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2011