Director Angelika Abramovitch from Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) pitched her fiction film "A Soviet Love Story".


This film is about love, youth and music in the midst of a burning Soviet Union where little was allowed and music from the west was considered propaganda. On a Crimean riviera a restless youth made history and found love.

The Nordic Talents Jury consisting of Writer/director Milad Alami (SE), Karoline Leth, Producer at Zentropa (DK), actress/writer/director Cecilie Mosli (NO), Steven Meyers, script consultant at the Icelandic Film Centre and film educator (IS) and Elli Toivoniemi, director/producer at Tuffi Films (FI) states:

"We have chosen to award the Nordic Talents Special Mention to a project that tells one of the most memorable and complete stories we heard this week. It’s a personal story embedded within an important cultural moment in recent history. It’s a clash of Western values within an Eastern Europe yearning for change. Mostly it’s the story about a dynamic young couple, emblematic of their generation, about their enduring love, and about great personal highs and greater sorrows.

This prize is awarded to A SOVIET LOVE STORY. Director Angelika Abramovitch impressed us with her graduation film, and we hope she brings a similar dynamic energy to directing this project, as well as to the further development of the story. Congratulations!"