A Girl / Devochka (Elena Chernyavskaya, 2016)


Devochka is a story of a girl (naturally), who achieved some things in her career, but remained virgin until her late twenties. I think, the purpose was to show her psychological transition to a state where genuine feelings and personal qualities matter more than attributes of social success. I am not sure, though, because nothing like that was actually achieved: on top of weak, unconvincing story with wild presumptions (what middle class chick in her right mind would pay $20,000 for a lousy lay?) the acting doesn’t seem very good, because when I look at Maria Guzhova’s face, I have no idea what’s going on behind it, – if anything at all. To be fair, though, I don’t think it’s her fault, I prefer to blame it on the director who failed to open her up. But either way, the result is quite miserable.

It’s lame, it’s awkward, it’s long. Enjoy!


Time: ~23m
Released in: 2016
Directed by: Elena Chernyavskaya
Written by: Evgeniy Chubarov
Performed by: Maria Guzhova, Yaroslav Vozzhaev, Dmitry Ovchinnikov, Maria Tirksya, Alexadra Lipko, Andrey Krasnov, Ekaterina Pakhomova, Alena Mordvina, Nadezhda Varochkina, Gamzat Luguev
Entertaining quality3+ out of 5
Art quality:  2 out of 5

(v. 4.8)
®shoomow, 2017
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