In any country,during any war,completely isolated in a family house that is now trapped by the snow,Mother and Daughter,teacher and a student, are struggling to survive extreme living conditions having the piano on which they play continuously as their sole companion.But the inevitable moment has come in which the much loved instrument will have to be sacrificed in order for mother and daughter to survive in the brutal living conditions.The act of chopping the piano for fire wood has become a personal drama for the Mother(a musician,pianist)who has entwined her whole being into the instrument.
To be able to build up the courage,set free,sacrifice what we cherish the most,is to be able to continue life with love in our hearts,and ,also,that music can stay alive within us,despite everything.The story of my film also poses a question of our heritage.Do we inherit from our parents what is called a talent,whatever that talent might be,or is the crucial component,love and passion,in this case for music,that our parents pass on us as their”s passed on to them.
Director's short bio
Irina Decermic is born in Belgrade.She trained as a classical pianist at The Royal College of Music in London where she finished her Master of Music degree.While living in Paris started composing music for film and theatre.Also Irina wrote a play for theatre based on life and work of Robert Schumann which was performed in Belgrade at the theatre "Atelje212",and Theatre Chatelet in Paris.Her projects are all inspired by classical music.She is currently working on a adaptation of Tolstoy"s "Kreutzer sonata"which will be premiered in february 2016 in Belgrade.Her film Last Variation is her debut in film making.She is a mother of two adopted boys and she lives now in Belgrade.
Film Participations Awards
61st Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival – Won The Golden Medal for the best short film.
Cast & Team
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo