Reach for the Sky

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Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Leonid Gorovets
Written by: Maya Akhmatshyna
Production designer: Larisa Zhylko
Director of photography: Vladimir Bass
Music by: Vitaliy Kasnodiy
Producers: Larisa Zhuravska , Vladimir Litvinov , Vlad Riashyn
Premiere: 11/10/2009 (Russia), 21/12/2008 (Ukraine)
Cast: Andrey Sokolov, Irina Griniova, Nikolay Dobrynin, Anastasia Fursa, Natalia Bilyak, Irina Cherichenko
25-year old Taya works as an Agony Aunt for a woman’s magazine. While she advises her readers well, she unfortunately does not adopt the same principles in her own life. 
Separated from her alcoholic husband, Taya has recently broken up with her married boyfriend.  With her life in chaos, she decides to take her own advice and calls a psychologist.  During their conversation, she tells him about her first real love – her best friend Lida’s father.  Almost twice her age and obviously in the throes of a midlife crisis, their affair did develop until it was discovered by his daughter.  As a result, Taya simultaneously lost both her best friend and her lover and retelling her story brings back sad and painful memories.