Anna Melikyan, born in 1976, grew up in Erevan, Armenia. At 17, she moves to Moscow where she starts working as a director for TV programs and a scriptwriter for advertisement agencies. After graduating from All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK), her first full feature Mars (2004) is premiered at Berlin International Film Festival. Her second film Mermaid (2007) receives numerous awards including Directing Award at Sundance and FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin International Film Festival. Her other works include experimental short Poste restante (2000), Star (2014), About Love (2015) and Fairy (2019). She is the founder of the producing company Magnum, focused on cinema and TV projects as well as discovering new talents.
What is one to do when one has a wife, with whom life and cohabitation are well established, and even quarrels do not exist anymore? For Alexander and Zlata, there are memories, a common past, a lot of good things and lots of nothings, all in all it’s just life, like everyone else’s. And then [...]