Homeless Woman, The

Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Yuliy Volokhonskay, Yuriy Osipov
Written by: Mariya Shkatulova
Production designer: Andrey Pochaev
Director of photography: Aleksandr Pushkin
Music by: Grigor Kazaryan
Producers: Valentin Opalev , Vlad Riashyn
Premiere: 10/03/2008 (Russia), 16/06/2008 (Ukraine)
Cast: Tatyana Dogileva, Yuriy Belyaev, Arseniy Khristenko, Polina Borunova, Denis Kurochka, Irina Paladko, Aleksandr Feklistov, Elena Bushueva- Tsekhanskaya, Andrey Rapoport, Elena Galibina, Aleksey Yanin
Tatiana is a 45-year-old teacher from Moscow who borrows a large sum of money to pay for her sick mother’s operation. Sadly, her mother dies and Tatyana soon finds herself plunged into debt. Her financial situation spirals further out of control when she is ill advised by her friends to set up a cake stall at the local market, a venture, which, not surprisingly, fails. Tatyana is forced to sell her apartment, she is left with no job and no place to live. Just as she begins to feel really desperate, Tatyana is hired as a cashier in a supermarket, and her luck slowly begins to change. The owner takes pity on her and allows her to live in a small room at the back of the shop, and it is there that she meets Anton, a young boy who is shoplifting to get his father’s attention. Tatyana feels sorry for Anton and decides to help him. Anton persuades his father to hire Tatyana as a housekeeper and his tutor. Tatyana falls in love with Anton’s father and he finally sees Tatyana as an attractive and intelligent woman that he has been searching for.