The shelter

Lise Birk Pedersen, Denmark, 2010

43 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

The film takes place in the days leading up to Christmas when the shelter Fedor in Sct. Petersborg is filled with children waiting to be passed on in the system. Nastya (15) is here because she has run away from home. A home with a mother who does not care about her and a stepfather who hates her. Roma (17) has escaped from a psychiatric ward where he was hospitalized because he sniffed glue. The shelter offers secure surroundings for the children and during the few days of Romas' stay, a kind of love begins to grow between him and Nastya.
»Nastyas' Heart« is a film about children and young people's survival under extreme conditions. It's a movie about how little it takes to give vulnerable children a normal life.
Basic information Credits
Original title Nastyas hjerte
Danish title Nastyas hjerte
Other titles Nastjas hjerte
Keywords Street children, Children, Young people, 24-hour care centres, Saint Petersburg, 2010-2019
Director Lise Birk Pedersen
Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor Anne Hovad Fischer
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Russian
International sales Pausefilm ApS
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Pausefilm


Direction Lise Birk Pedersen


Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius


Cinematographer Erik Molberg Hansen


Editor Anne Hovad Fischer

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