Director: Avdotya Smirnova

Screen Play by: Avdotya Smirnova

Director of Photography: Sergey Machilsky

Art-director: Nikola Samonov

Make-up artist: Klavdia Malish

Sound Director: Lev Ezhov

Composer: Boris Grebenschikov Alexey Steblev Petr Klimov

Editor: Gleb Nikulskiy Elena Andreeva

Starring: Anna Mikhalkova Mikhail Porechenkov Dmitry Shevchenko Anastasia Seglia Andrey Proshkin Irina Rozanova Leonid Yarmolnik Alexey Popogrebsky

Producer: Alexey Uchitel

Production: Rock Films with the support of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Melodrama

Time: 83 min


Ilya lives in Moscow, Nina lives in St. Petersburg. Ilya has a beautiful wife and a daughter, Nina’s husband is an artist, and they have a young son. Nina occasionally travels to Moscow to see her partners in the publishing industry. Ilya sometimes comes to St. Petersburg on business. But more often they are in the train between St. Petersburg and Moscow just to see each other. Because they have an affair.

This film is about the second love, which always comes in the wrong time, and which can be the greatest happiness as well as the greatest disaster. It is about two people struggling to be free, who discover that freedom can be more difficult to relinquish than to acquire... 

  • Award
    Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr

    Best Debut

  • Award
    Film Festival Kino-Yalta

    Best Actress

  • Award
    The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia "Golden Eagle"

    Best Actress