Harp for My Beloved, A

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Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Maksim Mekheda
Written by: Mariy Bek, Elena Boyko
Production designer: Nikolay Guzovskiy
Director of photography: Anatoliy Sakhno
Music by: Dmitriy Shurov
Producers: Yulia Chernyavskaya , Oleg Scherbina , Vlad Ryashin
Premiere: 14/12/2008 (Ukraine)
Cast: Anatoly Zhuravliov, Elena Shevchenko, Olga Volkova, Aleksandr Kras'ko, Lily Rebrik, Olga Ryashina, Basil Prokofiev
Single mother Zoya is a 35-year old associate professor with a 14-year old son. Blindly in love with 25-year old Igor, a handsome but less than gifted postgraduate, Zoya cannot see that Igor is obviously using her to help him pass his course. Meanwhile, her childhood friend and neighbour, Vasia, is truly and desperately in love with her but Zoya is so infatuated with Igor that she fails to notice his true feelings.

When Igor invites Zoya away on the pretence of a holiday, his real purpose being to ask her to write another chapter of his dissertation, a young lady, Liudmila unexpectedly turns up. While Igor introduces her as his sister, it soon transpires that Liudmila is actually his fiancée. Heartbroken, Zoya returns home to a devoted Vasia who remembering how much she loved music at school, presents her with a harp and she finally sees him for what he really is – a wonderful and devoted man.