Would-Be Star, The

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Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Yuriy Stytskovskiy
Written by: Natalia Nikishyna
Production designer: Aleksandr Batenev
Director of photography: Aleksandr Votinov
Music by: Eduard Tsysel'skiy
Producers: Valentin Opalev , Vlad Riashyn
Premiere: 20/01/2008 (Russia), 10/02/2008 (Ukraine)
Cast: Nadezhda Babkina, Sergey Shakurov, Yaroslav Zhalnin, Irina Bystryakova, Sergey Romanyuk
Seventeen-year-old orphan Elia Naidenova is one of the top students in her school. However, her headmaster becomes concerned at her sudden lack of enthusiasm after he has arranged a scholarship for her at the local teacher training college. Elia begins to have serious misgivings about the future that has been mapped out for her and dreams instead of becoming a singer. When she sees a television programme looking for contestants to enter a singing competition, Elia sees her chance to escape…