What’s the Way

Mariia Semenova


The residential home for elderly people holds a long awaited celebration: a dancing party. The inhabitants of the facility are gathering altogether, washing themselves, doing make-ups, arguing, singing, dancing. Meanwhile an old lady Raya wanders around endless corridors of the house looking for her home. She was diagnosed with dementia and she cannot comprehend where she is. Raya is looking for HER home amidst the festive chaos with its dances and life and death praising songs, but cannot find it.

Director Biography

Mariia Semenova was born in Moscow. She entered VGIK in 2016 and became a student of the A. Uchitel and A. Gelein’s experimantal studio at the faculty of filmmaking. She is the chairperson of the international film festival Message to Man.

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