One documentary and six animations created by HSE Art and Design School students were shortlisted at this year's St. Anna’s Festival. The annual Young Cinema Forum attracts the attention of aspiring film professionals from all regions of Russia, as well as the CIS, Europe and America. Students of the HSE Art and Design School told the News Service about the ideas behind their works, which were selected by the professional jury, and what it was like to work on them.
The film Alive Inside by American director Michael Rossato-Bennett discusses the surprising results of treating Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders with the help of music. The director first got the idea to make the film after he met Dan Cohen, a volunteer at a nursing home.