Andrey Kretov, the producer with whom I worked on the comedy "Short Stories" (2012), persuaded me to make a film based on a funny idea I'd once shared with him.
- FOR A LONG TIME, I DISMISSED THE IDEA BECAUSE I WANTED TO MAKE MORE SERIOUS FILMS,
but at some point I gave in because I found a way to give it a serious side, whilst keeping it a comedy.
- AND IN THE END, THE FILM TURNED OUT SIMILAR IN SPIRIT TO "SHORT STORIES".
Maybe this was also because many of the actors were from "Short Stories" and the inimitable Aleksandr Pal played the main role – in fact the whole script was actually written with him in mind.