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"A foreign shooting crew gave us a different visual perception of the film", the director Anna Tyurina about the film Nevada co-produced by Russia and Argentina

The director and producer Anna Tyurina, the director and producer Matias Musa, the executive producer Daria Shlifshtein, the actresses Tatiana Dmitrievskaya and Olga Lapshina presented the film Nevada participating in the Russian Premiere Competition of 46th Moscow International Film Festival.

The film, co-produced by Russia and Argentina, tells a story of Shura whose life drastically changes after her husband ends up at a psychiatric hospital with a grave diagnosis. The doctors leave no hope. Shura faces the choice: either stay faithful to her husband with whom she has long since fallen out of love or look for new openings. It is not an easy task when she lives together with a powerful mother-in-law. One day shura learns that her husband has escaped from the hospital, and nobody knows where he is. She feels his presence, feels that she is being watched but is it real or just her imagination?

Anna Tyurina: "Almost the entire shooting crew were from Argentina and partially from Europe, which made us independent and helped change the visual perception, we wanted to have this different perspective. My father was born in the village where we filmed, and I remember the life there in detail. We couldn't give a title to the film, its working title was Snow is Falling but we didn't like it, as it was banal and reminded of a song. In the Spanish script it was titled La Nevada, which means "snowfall". This is why we decided to leave this laid-back title Nevada, because to me this story, despite being set in Russia's hinterland, is quite universal. I believe we can find such a village and similar people in the American state of Nevada".

Matias Musa: "I am grateful for working with the Russian crew. We all helped each other because the crew was small and we all lived together, including actors and local villagers".

Daria Shlifshtein: "Despite the language barrier, each crew member tried to do the job as good as they could, which was very welcoming. It is a great pleasure to work with open-minded people".

Tatiana Dmitrievskaya: "Our great Argentinian friends had to get to know the Russian intrinsic "chtonian" reality, shoot scenes in a real mortuary, but they brought us warmth, which surrounded the shooting".

Olga Lapshina: "I am a fan of international projects when you feel we are living in the same planet and want to make the same common cinema. By the way, I do not use the word "chtonian", it is not in my vocabulary, but I was happy when I watched the film. It gives a feeling as if it was shot with a candid camera, as life shown there is so real. Despite some grotesque elements, the film is a true documentary, and I am grateful to the whole crew for making this happen".