03 november 2020 · News
The events of the short film "Nina" take place in Ukraine and tell about the recent events there - War in Donbass. The main role is played by an ordinary teacher, played by Katerina Medvedeva. Her heroine desperately clings to her humanity, despite the chaos of war around her threatening to destroy everything worth being human for.
The film took part in the Barcelona International Short Film Festival and was shown at the festival's online site at the end of October. In 2019 ‘Nina’ got a Special Mention for Foreign Film at The Early Bird Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The director of the film, Alexandra Brodski gave an interview to The New Current, the largest media portal in Great Britain, in which she spoke, among other things, about how Katerina Medvedeva was cast:
“Though we had found a great supporting cast, we were really struggling to cast our main actress for ‘Nina’. Still not having our lead one week before the shoot (and even considering to completely change the script for that reason) we expanded our casting brief to other countries and ended up flying the great Ekaterina Medvedeva in for the shoot. To be honest I still can’t believe that we got so lucky as I think that she lifted the film to a completely other level - and also taught me a lot about acting and directing”.