The Russians are coming

Given in Exchange

Sofia Geweiler
Screening time  
27.02. / Subota, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 3  
Story of motherly love.

The documentary follows the story of motherly love: from a broken heart to a tragedy that changes her; from rejecting her own son to adopting someone else's child and accepting him as her own.


Sofia Geweiler

Sofia Geveyler was born in 1990 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2013 she graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Sofia’s documentaries Tramvayny prospect and Children of the Sun were shot during studying at VGIK and broadcasted in Russia. Sofia’s thesis film Given in Exchange has received many national and international awards. Sofia’s debut film Spirit in Motion about the Sochi 2014 winter Paralympic games was named its official movie.

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Данный взамен

2013, 28'

Directed by:
Sofia Geweiler

Screenplay by:
Sofia Geweiler

Yan Yasinsky, Alexander Kotenko

Edited by:
Elerjon Kumsanov

Ilya Demutsky

Sergei Miroshnichenko

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Pune International Film Festival 2015 – Best Director in the International Student Competition; The International Association of Film and Television Schools 2014 – CILECT Award for Best Documentary; Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2013 – Best Short Documentary; International Student Film Festival New Wave 2014 – Best Documentary; Fresco Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual and Modern Films 2013 – Award for the Best Message of Humanity; International Film Festival Message to Man 2013 – Audience Award; International Film Festival on Human Rights Stalker 2013 – Audience Award, Youth Jury