Best Screenplay

The Crossroads 

by Anna Nosatova
Moscow Film School, Russia

Jury Motivation

An ascetic and compelling narration of a potent theme, a Don Quixotic story of rash, and chivalrous, and impractical, and romantic quest towards freedom. A breathable poem of human greatness.


Artem (40) is stuck in the routine of an unhappy life. He is under constant female pressure in the family and at work. A sudden meeting with a stranger at the crossroad makes him decide to make drastic changes.

Director's biography

Anna was born in Moscow in 1984. In 2005 she graduated from acting department of RATI-GITIS, National Theatre School. Later, she attended Valery Fedorovich and Evgeny Nikishov show-runner’s course at Moscow Film School. 2021 is a year of her graduation from directing department of Moscow Film School.


Director: Anna Nosatova
Screenplay: Pavel Novikov, Anna Nosatova
Cinematography: Egor Vetokhin
Editing: Denis Zhuchkov
Music: Andrey Kliminov


Original title: Перекресток
Running time: 17'
Film type: Fiction
Country: Russia
Completion date: 2021