Maria Pavlova

was born on the island of Sakhalin. She studied in VGIK (documentary film department). She worked as a cameraman for TV. In 2012 she won grant to study at Documentary Film and Thatre School of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov.


The Goal, 2013; Dear Uncle Vova, 2015; Here and Now, 2016.

Here and Now (18+)

Russia, 2016, colour, 80 min.
Director: Maria Pavlova
Sakhalin is a far-away island. It is covered with April snowstorms; if you leave it – you leave it forever. And if you stay – you stay forever and out of love. Masha is almost thirty, and yet she hasn’t left. And yet hasn’t stayed. She still can’t decide. Or find it in the heart.