Marina is an upper class Russian woman, working as a child psychologist. Accidentally appearing in the wrong place at the wrong time, she finds herself raped by a group of policemen. She decides to seek vengeance, and day after day she returns to the scene of the crime. But her behaviour is altered after the attack and an unexpected fascination is evoked in her when she finally meets the perpetrator. TWILIGHT PORTRAIT is a social study of the new Russia, the haves and the have-nots, those confined to an empty middle-class world, and an apparently unreformable “underworld”.
Festivals: Venezia, Toronto, RotterdamDirector:
Angelina Nikonova was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don, in the south of Russia. In 2001 she was graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Film and Video major. TWILIGHT PORTRAIT was co-written with Olga Dihovichnaya. Angelina and Olga decided to produce the film together, with Angelina directing it and Olga playing the lead role. The film was shot with a Canon 5D DSLR without the use of any artificial lightning, and with almost no budget.