This title is no longer available. Shattered Mirror is an extraordinary personal journey through ordinary Russian life at a time of great change.
The filmmaker uses her own camera and familiarity with Russian society to present an intimate and piercing view of her fellow
citizens and her country. At a fast-moving pace, we meet her friends and acquaintances, from the simple laborer
to a newly rich entrepreneur.
Running Time: 58 minutes
"Exuberant and masterful filmmaking. A deceptively simple and spontaneous work which reveals the filmmakers wonderful intimacy with her subject matter and her strong command of the craft."
- San Francisco International Film Festival
- Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival
- Prix Italia, Rome Film Festival
The filmmaker turns the camera on her own
life as well, providing deeply personal revelations, through
scenes of her own wedding and of her mother's death. While
filming a tense street confrontation between opposing political
forces, she remarks through her tears, "I am shooting and crying!" The
Shattered Mirror is a remarkable look at the new life,
opportunities and challenges the people of Russia face.
(Russian with English narration and subtitles)