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Devka-Baba

Country
Russian Federation
Genre
fairytale
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

Tanya (12) is spending her summer vacation at a dacha in a small town. She spends her days with her friend Masha (12) and her neighbour Vadik (12). Tanya has a problem: after a big fight, her parents seem to be planning a divorce.
One day a magic rag doll falls into Tanya's hands. It looks like an old, traditional Russian doll made from scraps of cloth. This doll begins to help Tanya. When Tanya realises that the doll works little miracles, she gives it to her friends. Suddenly, the doll is stolen. Tanya struggles to get it back.

Directors note

Director:
Aglaya Nabatnikova (1982) graduated the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 1999.
She is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent 2009. Her filmography includes Jungfrau (2007, 40 minutes; Best Cinematography at Afia Film Festival, Denmark, EsEm Festival, Armenia; diploma for the original script at X Eurasian Television Forum); The Iron (2010, 7 minutes, shortlisted for the YouTube Play Media Biennale, USA); and The Nymph (2016, 15 minutes, Kolkata International Short Film Festival, India).

Production company and producer:
Anniko Films is a film studio that carries out the full production cycle was founded in 2009 by producer Viсtoria Lupik and film director Maria Saakyan. The company’s projects are supported by international foundations (WCF, Danish Film Institute), and by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Their newest film White Road was selected to the Berlinale Residency. It is also one of the 15 projects to have been selected for Cinéfondation’s L’Atelier of Cannes Film Festival 2021.

Original title
Devka-Baba
Budget
570000 €
Financed
370000 €
Looking for
co-production partners, sales agents, distributors, festival selectors
Episode duration
90
Director
Aglaya Nabatnikova
Screenwriter
Andrey Rubanov
Cast
Taisya Kalinina, Olga Sergeeva, Yulia Marchenko, Nikolay Machulsky, Ivan Bychkov, Svetlana Ivanova
Producer
Victoria Lupik
Cinematographer
Ilya Ovsenev
Production
Anniko Films
Contact name
Victoria Lupik
Contact email
info@annikofilms.am
Contact web
www.annikofilms.am
Contact address
2-1-321, 800-letia Moskvy St. 127486 Moscow, Russia
Producer
Victoria Lupik

Victoria Lupik was born in Moscow, Russia. In 2005, she graduated from VGIK (the producers faculty). EAVE graduate of 2012. Works in film production since 2002. In 2009, she founded “Anniko Films” based in Russia and Armenia. ”I'm Going to Change My Name” by Maria Saakyan, Victoria’s first feature, was supported by the Göteborg IFF Fund, World Cinema Fund, Danish Film Institute and Torino Film Lab. In 2013, it won Best Feature at Golden Apricot IFF and Best Film at Hayak National Film Awards (Armenia). In 2017, she released the feature documentary film “YOU ROCK”, which became a Russian box-office hit. She is focused on co-production.