Sofichka returns to her native Abkhaz village after a twenty-year exile. Existing in the gap between the lost past and the destroyed present, she tries to learn to live anew and to find harmony with her destiny. The screen version of the lyrical novel by Fazil Iskander, shot by debutante Kira Kovalenko, a student of Alexander Sokurov Kabardino-Balkarian film school.
Built upon memories of past life and images of traumatic present, Sofichka carefully and authentically recreates the Caucasian life, filled with hospitality, empathy, and attention to each other. A quiet drama about the inability to regain the lost time, personal tragedy, and the courageous gratitude for everything that has happened.
The film will be screened in Abkhazian with Russian subtitles.
DIRECTOR KIRA KOVALENKO
RUSSIA, 2016, 78 MINUTES. 18+