Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? And who knows what secrets a man hides from his wife. In this quirky tragi-comedy a man, Mr. Lovin, tries to keep his friends from bothering his wife. Poor Mr. Lovin has a multiple personality disorder. Though frequent remedies fail, the mad psychiatrist releases his inmate/patient back to his ever lovin' wife's warm embrace. But the friends come home too. To the tragic detriment of Mrs. Lovin. This black and white short film portrays the surreal world of confusion, where love struggles to be heard. The question is whose love is stronger.
Production Type: Short fiction
Genre: drama, surreal dark comedy Production Type: Fiction Film Running Time: 18 mins 35 sec Year: 2007 Language: English
Written/directed by: Nika Belianina
Produced by: Clarkwork Productions
Starring: Greg Spottiswood, Geza Kovacs
WINNER of Svirskiy Mif, Podporojie, Russia, 2007
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for cinematic excellence at the 50th Rochester International Film Festival, USA, 2008
Special screening at Maryland International Film Festival, USA, 2007
Independents' Film Festival, Florida, USA, 2007
Education Channel screening as a part of the Independent's Film Festival festival, USA, 2007
Coney Island Film Festival, New York, USA, 2007
Kino Art Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2007
The film is loosely based on a real story, which Nika heard at one psychiatric clinic, while studying psychology in Russia.
This is Belianina's first collaboration with Clark Johnson.
This film is mentioned and depicted on the front cover of CinemAction magazine, "Les ecrans de la deraison", 2016 edition by Jocelyn Dupont, Conde-sur-Noireau, France