Cast: Polina Agureyeva... Vera Maksim Ushakov ... Pavel Mikhail Okunev... Valeri Yaroslavna Serova... Masha Vitali Romanyuk ... Neighbour's boy Vyacheslav Kokorin ... Mitrich Zoya Zadorozhnaya ... Grandma Nadya Maksim Litovchenko ... Andryukha Madlen Dzhabrailova ... Mida Evgeniya Dmitrieva ... Galya Olga Balandina ... Lenka Tatyana Ufimtseva ... Lyuba Aleksandr Suchkov ... Grigori Egor Golovenkin ... Sanya Aleksandr Shein... Mishka
Plot / Synopsis Love story. Drama. The love story of a man and a woman; a story of unexpected, true, and ruthless love. This story is about moving and harsh people, and the silent witness of their passion: the River that majestically carries its waters through centuries. Without having learnt to love and to be loved, they are like children; they cannot cope with the euphoria that has taken hold of them. Against the backdrop of untamed nature, they are just small and helpless figures, standing under the power of the terrible and beautiful Spirit of the steppe.
Awards Best film Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Germany, 2007 Special Jury prize Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Russia, 2006 Best music "NIKA" Prizes, Russia, 2006 Best Cinematography Andrei NAIDENOV , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Russia, 2006 Best music Aidar GAINULLIN , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Russia, 2006 Best first film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Russia, 2006 Meilleur scénario de l’année 2005 par les journalistes d’ « Iskousstvo kino » Présenté au festival de Venise 2006 dans la compétition officielle