2008, Russia, 95 min
about the film
  • Director
    Alexander Proshkin
  • Production
    commissioned by Central Partnership
  • Producers
    Ruben Dishdishian
    Sergei Danielian
    Aram Movsesian
    Yuri Moroz
  • Cast
    Daria Moroz
    Mikhail Evlanov
    Sergei Makovetsky
    Anna Mikhalkova
    Evgeniya Glushenko
    Sergei Bekhterev
    Daria Ekamasova
    Oleg Kharitonov
    Natalia Tetenova
Based on Valentin Rasputinís story of the same title (1974). The winter of 1945. In a village on the Angara embankment the women await the return of their husbands from the front. The young soldier Andrei Guskov, who fled from the hospital, returns as a deserter. In his remote winter hut only his wife Nastena visits him: she is the only person whom he can trust with his life ñ the life of an eternal fugitive doomed to loneliness. Only she loves him. She lives in the present, remembers the past and does not believe in the future. She will have a child, and for the entire village she is an unfaithful wife who did not wait for her husband to return...