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‘According to her’ Raises Questions of Family and Career in the New York Music World

'According to her' Raises Questions of Family and Career in the New York Music World

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According to her

Logline: Love, motherhood and a musical career strike dissonant chords in this dark tale of a young Russian woman who tries to keep her balance among wealthy French expats in New York.

Elevator Pitch: 
Just before reaching the pinnacle of fame, Veronica, a brilliant pianist, must decide between seizing the chance at eternal notoriety, or sacrificing it all to raise her son. Distraught by her dilemma, she retreats into an indefinite hiatus from performing. Just before becoming complacent as a homemaker, she meets Amanda, an alluring, promising, and younger pianist who threatens Veronica’s return to the music world and disrupts the family.

Production Team:
Writer and Director: Estelle Artus
Producer: Ilya Mazur, Frances Boxell, Estelle Artus
Executive Producer: Vanessa Martinez
Cinematographer: Steven Latta
Production Designer: Andrea Kraus
Film Editor: Nina Marga
Camera: Steven Latta
Electrical & Grip: Susan Voll-Bolen
Set Designer: Cassandra Wells
Location Sound Mixer: Michael Moote

About the Film:
“According to her” is in turn a movie about motherhood, social isolation, and New York’s work culture with its unrivaled pressure for success. At first, it’s a cruel tale about two people who deeply love each other, yet let the bullying of their own milieu take an exorbitant toll on their lives. But beyond the narrative, what I tried to do with “According to her,” is to give a voice to women around me: modern women, New York women, women from immigration, educated women, mothers, singles, ambitious or unassuming, often battling with irreconcilable choices.

Current Status: “According to her” will premiere at Cinequest on Saturday March 5th.

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