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Despite The Falling Snow
Completed (2015)

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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. Reconciling her passion for him with her beliefs about communism means making the greatest sacrifice - of her life - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later.


Adapted from the novel 'Despite the Falling Snow' by Shamim Sarif, winner of the Betty Trask award. 




Rebecca Ferguson (The Girl On The Train, Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation)

Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones, The Imitation Game)

Sam Reid ('71; The Riot Club, Belle)


Writer & Director: Shamim Sarif



  • Best Film, Prague IFF

  • Best Feature, Canada IFF

  • Best Feature, Los Angeles Women’s IFF

  • Best Feature - Drama, Sedona IFF

  • Best World Feature, Soho IFF

  • Best Production, Manchester IFF

  • Best Actress (Rebecca Ferguson), Buffalo Niagara IFF

  • Best Actress (Rebecca Ferguson), Prague IFF

  • Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Head), Prague IFF

  • Best Cinematography, Milan IFF

  • Best Production Design, Milan IFF

  • Best Score, Milan IFF

  • Best Cinematography, Orlando IFF

'Gripping, tragic and beautifully shot, DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW is a love story set amid the Soviet dictatorship’

- Frankly My Dear


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