Directed by Eva Pervolovici
Russia, France | 2013 | 82 min | drama | Russian, French

Lucia, a Russian mother, and her 6 year-old daughter, Marussia, find themselves living on the streets of Paris. Not having a stable house, they sleep wherever they can – a night at a Russian priest’s, another in a welfare facility, and even in a 4 star hotel. They live each day as if it was the day that could change their lives, meeting different kinds of people, wandering aimlessly and waiting for something wonderful to happen to them. As their situation is not getting any better and they end up sleeping under a bridge, the Russian community decides to buy them a ticket back to Russia. Marussia revolts against her mother and runs away. She doesn’t want to go back. And at the same time she wants to have a real childhood. What kind of decision is her mother ready to make?

Cast & Crew

Director: Eva Pervolovici
Screenplay: Monica Stan, Eva Pervolovici
Cinematography: Alfredo Altamirano
Editing: Dounia Sichov
Cast: Dinara Drukarova, Denis Lavant, Marie-Isabelle Sthrynman, Sharunas Bartas, Dounia Sichov, Georges Babluani, Madalina Constantin, Alexei Ageev
Producers: Janja Kralj (Kinoelektron)

  • Eva Pervolovici
    Eva Pervolovici

Festivals & Awards
Berlin International Film Festival
Omsk International Film Festival
St Petersburg International Film Festival
Transilvania International Film Festival
Femina Int’ Women’s Film Festival
Rehovot International Women’s Film Festival
Goa International Film Festival
Sofia International Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival
Lahore International Children’s Film Festival
Bratislava International Film Festival
Chennai International Film Festival

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Eva Pervolovici

Eva Pervolovici is a young Romanian director whose record already contains an impressive list of short films, video art, photographs and participation in the collective writing of novels or art magazines. Multiple in its forms and styles of expression, the heteroclite work of Eva always has the same intention: to make visible subjectivity by letting the surreal arise in everyday situations. Featured and awarded for originality in many festivals around the world, she also got an MFA Film Advance Practice (Edinburgh).

In 2010 she was nominated for the Berlin Today Award, which gave her the opportunity to direct LITTLE RED (world premier Berlinale 2011). Her work, LUBABEN, was shown in the official Tiger competition in Rotterdam 2011, while MINA was shown in Spectrum in the same festival. MARUSSIA, shot in Paris, is Eva’s first feature film. It had its world premiere at Berlinale 2013.

2012 Marussia, feature
2012 Monday Morning,short
2011 Little Red, short
2011 LubaBen, short
2011 30-40-50, short
2011 Mina, short
2009 Down the Rabbit Hole, short
2007 My Undone School Film, short
2007 Video-poems, 5 experimental shorts