Sunday, February 18th
6:50 – 9:00pm
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION for SCIENCE
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
Screens as part of Things Run Deep: Dramatic Shorts.
Directed by Nataliya Stoltidis
Lead Cast: Viktoria Tolstoganova
Russian Federation / 2018 / 14mins
Ancestor’s day is a story about the complex relationship of mother and daughter. On Saturday morning, her mother comes to Nadya to take her with her to the cemetery. Nadia has her own plans, but her mother authoritatively pulls her out of the usual schedule. They need to visit the grave of Nadya’s father, whom his mother divorced long before his death. On the way, the mother swears and in every possible way manifests her irreconcilable nature. Nadia suffers, but on the way back, women quarrel violently. Mother slams the door in the middle of the road and leaves, and Nadia pierces the wheel and has to stop.
After a while the mother runs and with shouts comes back. Behind her runs a tiger, escaped from the car-transportation. Women hide from him in a naked car. While they are waiting for help, memories make them open their hearts to each other. They say good words to each other, they have not been found for each other for a long time.