Zhenya is preparing for her wedding. Her friend is helping with her hair style, her relatives give her gifts before the ceremony. However, Zhenya is going not to the civil registry office, but to an investigative isolator. Her future husband Lenya is under arrest as one of the so-called Bolotnaya Square case, or as one of the accused in the 6th of May case. After the ceremony, Zhenya goes back home alone and starts to wait – for meetings, letters, a trial, a sentence.
Maria Pavlova was born on Sakhalin, an island in the Far East of Russia. She studied in the documentary department of the Russian State University of Cinematography. Afterwards Maria worked as a camera operator on TV. In 2012, she got a grant to study at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre.
The Goal (2013)