Barbara's Game | Short Film | 2017
Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Barbara's Game was created as part of a residency preceding the 5th La Guarimba Film Festival in Amantea, Italy and arose from a 4-month personal exploration into Varvara's experience immigrating to America from Russia in 1992.
During the process, Varvara discovered that a game from her childhood had been beautifully documented by her mother, Elena Lioubimova. Struggling to fit in after the move, her game became a defining part of her forever-unsettled identity.
Opening Film at the 5th La Guarimba International Film Festival 2017
2018 EIFF Einsiedeln International Film Festival, 2018 ASFF Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2018 NOFF New Orleans Film Festival