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Anna comes back to her childhood home, in a nostalgic search of her past, happier self. Subjected to her mental condition, the thin line between reality and her memories becomes progressively thinner. Anna is at a divarication between confronting the ghosts of her past and giving into the elusive feeling of a child’s joy of life. 

The dreadful idea of solitude and loneliness provokes a sentiment of unease in the minds of most people. Yet, it is a part of the human existence that most of us have to go through in one way or another. During the events of the past year it became evident to me that the social nature of our lives is an essential component of our happiness, which shouldn’t be taken for granted. The core of Reflection is hidden within the title itself. On one hand, it is a consideration of one’s own life, a tendency to search for the happiness in one’s past, when there is none left in the present. On the other hand, it is one’s act of looking at themselves and realizing that the happiest moments of their life have been lived, yet they haven't done anything which fulfills their existence. While previously there was an eternity in front of them, now everything seems to be left behind. But the scariest part of it all was in a simple question - what was all of this for? All of these factors are a derivative of one’s unbearable state of solitude. Reflection is also an exploration of how the aforesaid potentially influences the mind of an individual prone to psychological illness. Reflection is about the past and the present, family and loneliness, life and death.

Director's Biography - Gleb Gorobchenko

I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I have been introduced to the world of performance at a very early age. My parents used to perform in theaters between Moscow and SPb. Have been a cinephile all my life, motivated by works of Italian classics, French New Wave, and their influence on modern art cinema. Big fan of Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Andrey Tarkovski, Quentin Tarantino... the list goes on. I love making films, writing them, shooting and directing them. I hope you like my work as much as I love making it for you!

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    Gleb Gorobchenko
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    Gleb Gorobchenko
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    Alexandra Florinskaya