A film-in-film story set in a provincial town in USSR. Pasha (Churikova) is an amateur actress who plays a witch at a local club, but her dream is to play Joan of Arc. In a strike of luck she is cast as Joan of Arc in a big screen film.
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The ups and downs of being in love, of being an aspiring artist. As with the best cinema, the nuances of human life are unspeakable. This is a testament to the human spirit. A welcome-home party for the actress stirred my emotions most, a high point in the film. Consolation is hard to achieve, but there's nothing like having a few friends around after you've crawled out of an enormous pile of shit; tears of life.