Yekaterina SHAGALOVA
Екатерина ШАГАЛОВА
Russia, 2008, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Odnazhdy v provintsii
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Однажды в провинции


 Once Upon a Time In the Provinces

 Un jour en province

Directed by : Yekaterina SHAGALOVA (Екатерина ШАГАЛОВА)
Writing credits : Yekaterina SHAGALOVA (Екатерина ШАГАЛОВА)
Elvira BOLGOVA (Эльвира БОЛГОВА) ...Vera
Aleksandr GOLUBEV (Александр ГОЛУБЕВ)
Aleksandr SKOTNIKOV (Александр СКОТНИКОВ)
Cinematography : Yevgeni PRIVIN (Евгений ПРИВИН)
Production design : Denis BAUER (Денис БАУЭР)
Companies : Ark-Film
Site : trailer

Awards :
FIPRESCI Prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008

Plot synopsis
Nastia, the star of a popular TV series comes to a sleepy provincial town. She has no one to turn to but her own sister. Nastia is disillusioned in life and disappointed in herself, she tries to start her life from a new point. Everything is going its usual way here. Every evening young boys and girls gather in the yard of the local hostel. They have nothing to do, life in the rural town offers no chances. Everyone wants to love, but to love someone else and in a different way. Nastia’s arrival heightens the tension in the relationships between friends, and from that moment on secrets are no longer secrets and mysteries stop being mysteries. The provincial town is swept over with the love fever. And then, when it seems that everything can be changed, accidental tragedy turns things back, just as they used to be.
Source :

Katia Shagalova : Once Upon a Time In the Provinces (Odnazhdy v provintsii, 2008), Gerald McCAUSLAND,, 2009

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Internet-festival "Rossiskaya Gazeta" Dubl DV@, Different cities (Russia), 2013
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2010
- International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2010
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2010
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2009
- Arras International Film Festival, Arras (France), 2009
- International Women's Film Festival, Créteil (France), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2009
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2009
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2008
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2008
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2008
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2008
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2008
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2008


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