A screen version of the complete mysteries, paradoxes and anxieties of Chekhov's story, which can rightfully be called the most pessimistic, and the most life-affirming of his work.
In the center of the plot is a story based on real events of the head physician of a psychiatric hospital who turned out to be her patient. Doctor Andrei Efimovich Ragin with his loneliness, alienation, reflection is one of the key figures not only of Chekhov's art, but of all the world literature of the 20th century.
The script of the film is based on the story. Retaining its storyline basis, the authors deliberately moved the action at the present time.
The picture is entirely taken off in a real clinic for the mentally ill in an innovative, semi-documentary manner.
XXXI Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, Moscow, 2009.
Prize for Vladimir Ilyin for Best Actor.
Festival "Russian Revival", Australia, 2009
The prize of Australian criticism for the best film.
XVII International Film Festival in Damascus, Syria, 2009.
Prize for Vladimir Ilyin for the main role.
III Festival of Russian Cinema "Sputnik over Poland" in Warsaw, 2009.
Prize of the jury.
International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran, 2010
Awards in the nominations "Best film" and "Best male role".
Prize of the National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Russia "Golden Eagle", 2010.
Prize in the nomination "Best directing work".
International Film Festival in Porto, Portugal, 2010
The show in the section "The 20th Director's Week - The Award of Manuel de Oliveira"
Special Jury Prize.
Russian Film Festival "Literature and Cinema 2010" in Gatchina, 2010
Grand Prix "Pomegranate bracelet".
Prize of the literary jury.
Prize V.Ilyin "For the best man's role".