Natalya MeshchaninovaStill: My Little Nighttime Secret
Natalya MESHCHANINOVA (1982, Russia) is a director and screenwriter. She graduated from Kuban State University, where she specialised in television and film directing. She worked for a TV station in Krasnodar for a period of time. After her documentary debut, Herbarium (2007), she decided to move to Moscow to pursue her career in filmmaking further. Her feature debut, The Hope Factory, had its world premiere at IFFR in 2014. Since then, she has continued to make feature films. Core of the World (2018) won the Grand Prize at the Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi. She was awarded a grant from Hubert Bals Fund for script and project development in 2021, and the result is her most recent film My Little Nighttime Secret (2023).
(selection) Herbarium (2007, doc), Good Intentions (2008, short doc), School (2010, TV series), The Hope Factory (2014), Another Year (2014), The Red Band Society (2015, TV series), Anna’s War (2018), Core of the World (2018), Shtorm/Storm (2019, TV series), My Mom’s Penguins (2021, TV series), Alyssa (2022, TV series), My Little Nighttime Secret (2023)
Natalya Meshchaninova at IFFR
The Hope Factory
Core of the World
Compassion and rage are not far apart in the life of a troubled vet in the remote Russian countryside.
My Little Nighttime Secret
Fourteen-year-old Mira spends the night away from her family, but holds a terrible secret inside.