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The Last Mermaids

In the beginning there was water. Then there was life. The end is the new beginning.



In the beginning there was water. In the land of the beginnings spirits mingled with the souls. We played much because we were free. And when it was time for us to go, wondrous spirits danced around us to the music of gods protecting our souls across the interspaces and preparing us for existence. Each one of us made the passage alone. Alone, we had to survive the crossing. 
The exile had begun…

Ben Okri "The famished road"


Genre: Drama, Surreal, Magical realism, children

Production Type: Fiction Film

Running Time: 5 mins

Year: 2012

Written and directed by Nika Belianina 
Producers: Nika Belianina, Chris Luckhardt of Willowood Films 



  • WINNER - Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Film

        at the ReelHeART Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

  • HONORABLE MENTION at the 55th Rochester Int'l Film Festival

  • 38th Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, USA

  • 27th Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, USA

  • Sharjan International Children's Film Festival, UAE

  • Coney Island Film Festival

Russian version (director's choice, with English subtitles)
English Version

This film has been generously supported by

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