All pedagogic rules are helpless against this unique 9-year-old personality. Good children work hard and pray, they play together. Bad Uliyana doesn’t pray, she is usually alone. Her mother is a drug addict and her grandmother is an alcoholic. So the sisters from the New Holy Martyrs community, where Uliyana is institutionalized, consider her genetically defective. Even Mother Veniyamina, a former professional teacher and now a Christian orphan instructor, can’t cope with her.
Alexandr Gorelik is a producer and director born in 1980 in Blagoveschensk, Russia. At 22 he moved to Saint Petersburg where he studied at the State University of Film and Television (directors’ workshop of Dmitry Sidorov).
(Selected): Long Journey Home (2008), No Kidding (2008)