CULTURAL ORGANISATION - SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS - MUNICIPALITY OF DRAMA
Name: Tatiana Slavnaya
Genre: Drama, comedy
Tagline: Ten-years-old girl comes to the bar to find her father and to persuade him to go home, so he doesn't have a fight with her mother again.
Synopsis: Alicia is 10 years old girl. She stands by the bar. It's raining and cold in a small coastal town. The girl is upset. A large dog sits on a leash not far from her. The dog has a sad look too.
Alicia is faced with strangers, not very pleasant. To escape from the boys who pursue her, she dares to go into the bar. Here she finds her father, who went to walk the dog four hours ago and disappeared. She tries to persuade him to go home with all the arguments, but he's kicking her out of the dar. Alicia's trying to get at least the dog, whom her mother ordered to bring home, but he's running away from her. Alicia doesn't know what to do now, she sees the boys again, she shows them the middle finger and decides to wait at the bar, here she talks to strange men. Her father becomes furious, he drags her home, they argue, Alicia looks back at the boys with a smirk, they can't get to her now.
Family is a very simple, sometimes funny and sometimes dramatic story about a girl who finds herself between her father who drinks beer in a bar and her mother who is angry about it. All these fights, screams and scandals between parents have a very strong impact on children and their unstable psychology, it's always a lot of stress and grief for them, and all the negativity experienced in childhood, especially associated with the two closest people, is reflected for the rest of their lives.
Scriptwriter and Director
Short cv: Tatiana graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) where she made two award winning short films. She was selected to participate in a variety of international workshops and talent labs. Her future screenplay «Beauty Saloon “Pery”» (dir. S. Ustian) was selected to participate at the Berlinale Talents and the Project Market of the largest Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr” (was selected the top 10 feature film projects from all over Russia). She is developing her short film Family now and recently participated with it in tutoring program by an Oscar and BAFTA qualified festival (Go Short International film festival).