Nastia's work is thoughtfully observant and deeply human. When you discover her life's path, it becomes apparent how her many experiences texture her work. There's a love of literature and language – she originally hoped to work as a Spanish translator.
There's the pithy cleverness of someone who has worked as an ad industry creative. And then there's a deep commitment to authenticity and freedom of expression; Nastia spent several years working for the journalist-owned independent TV station TV Rain (Dozhd in Russian).
I had the feeling, as I was not teaching anything, it was a workshop. A workshop of 55 young filmmakers, very talented young men and young women. Nastia Korkia is one of the finest talents I've seen in a long, long time.
Congratulations to Nastia Korkia. This is a wonderful film. If you'll understand filming was done in one or two days, and it was delivered very quickly.