THE CASE / DELO (Russia, 2021, 76′)
Thursday 29th september at 18.30, Cinema Greenwich Village, Screen 2
Director: Nina Guseva
Photography: Nina Guseva
Editing: Kirill Sakharnov
Music: Igor Vdovin
Producer: Sergey Yahontov
Maria Esmont is a militant Russian lawyer who defends people imprisoned by the regime only because they dared to protest. Her commitment is tireless. The movie follows her from 2019 to 2021 when she deals specifically with the cause of a young political activist. In addition to that emblematic case, the lawyer continues her work with other people who need her courage and steadfast nerves, fundamental requirements for dealing with the obstacles that she has to face.
Maria Esmont, militant Russian lawyer, defends people imprisoned by the regime only because they dared to protest. Her commitment is tireless. The movie follows her from 2019 to 2021 when she deals specifically with the case of a young political activist.
Nina Guseva (Moscow, Russia, 1988) she graduated in acting from the Moscow Art Theatre School; subsequently she has acted for theater and cinema. Starting in 2018, she attended the Marina Razbezhkina documentary film school and the following year she made Rosa, her first short film. With the documentary The Case, presented at the International Documentary Filmfestival in Amsterdam, Nina Guseva signs her first feature film.
Filmography: Rosa (2019, sf, doc), The Case (2021, doc)