• 2015
  • Germany, Russian Federation
  • 80 mins
  • Russian

Winter FEAR Awards Horror Film Competition

Pavel Khvaleev
Frank Ellrich
Polina Davidova, Lubov Ignatushko, Evgeny Gagarin

During the outbreak of a mysterious deadly epidemic devastating a rural European village, sisters Ayia and Mirra promise their dying mother to look after each other to the end of their lives. When Mirra, the younger sister, falls victim to the epidemic, Ayia in desperation realizes that conventional medicine will not save her sister. At the local priest’s house Ayia discovers a collection of Shamanic books containing a series of mystic drawings which she deciphers as a ritual for spiritual healing which she believes will save her sister.

Pavel Khvaleev was born in Naberezhnie Chelni in Russia. In 2004 he founded the music project Moonbeam with his brother Vitaly. During the following years Moonbeam became a famous international act in the world wide electronic dance scene. All 40 official Moonbeam music video clips were directed by Pavel. In 2012 Pavel Khvaleev debuted with his first full-length cinema as the director of the movie”The Random”.Since 2013 Pavel started the creation of his second movie called “III”


2015: 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival (Australia) – Best Cinematography
2015: A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet Film Festivals (Australia) – Best Foreign Language Film


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About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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