Despite The Falling Snow

Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 10:05 a.m.

Director: Shamim Sarif
Country: UK/Canada
Year: 2016
Runtime: 93 minutes

In 1950s Moscow, Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander – the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him – a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers 40 years later. His journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Communist Moscow uncovers a new layer of betrayal and an unexpected love triangle. Despite the Falling Snow is an extraordinary, lushly photographed love story that brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War.

Principal Cast: Charles Dance, Rebecca Ferguson, Sam Reid, Anthony Head

Writer: Shamim Sarif
Producer: Hanan Kattan                                                                                 Cinematographer: David Johnson
Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo
Music: Rachel Portmani