A film by Håkan Pieniowsky and Kåge Johnsson. Producer Dylan Williams. Executive producer Erik Pauser.
Once There Was Love is a powerful dark biopic of a one-time middle class Russian family whose life is slowly coming apart at the edges. Covering the 12 years since the birth of baby Nadja, this follow up to the Prix D’Italia winner ‘I Love you Natasja’ offers a dramatic and uniquely intimate portrait of an incredible modern day odyssey undertaken by a family in a small town in Russia.
Nominated for Best European TV Documentary – Prix Europa, Special mention – Prix D´Italia Best SVT Documentary – SVT Ikaros Price, Best film – Vera Film Festival, Estonian People´s Award – Pärnu International Film Festival, Dragon award nominee – Göteborg Film Festival, Honorable mention – Tarkovsky Film Festival, Ivanovo, Best Documentary – Art Doc Fest, Moscow