Synopsis: When a murder happens in Norilsk, Russia’s most notorious and polluted industrial city, a young police woman has to deal with the strange manners of the main suspect, the victim’s wife, trying to understand who to blame – or, rather, what. Based on a novel written by Dmitry Glukhovsky.
About the Director: Director and actress Lana Vlady was born in 1987 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. At a young age she moved to Italy altogether with her family. After accomplishing her studies in the UNISG university, she graduated in acting at the acting school of Gisella Burinato, in Rome. Afterwards she completed her studies in directing and acting in London, at the Tom Radcliffe’s studio. Since 2015 she has been working as an actress in Italy and other European countries. As a director she made her debut in 2018, with the short film La Lepre (The Rabbit / Italy). Her second short film is Riccardo that bounced on to the stars (2019, Italy). Both films got recognition in many international film festivals. The short film “Sulphur”, based on the novel written by Dmitry Glukhovsky, is the first work of the director in her native Russia. The film was shot in Moscow and the Tula region in March 2020 with a working team composed by 3/4 women.