Interview with Filmmaker Alexandra Alekhina (HOLD MY HAND)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

HOLD MY HAND, 13min., Russia, Family Drama
Directed by Alexandra Alekhina
Masha is over forty, and she is pregnant. The event is long-awaited and joyful – she and her husband really want children. A visit to the perinatal center casts doubt on the possibility of having a healthy baby – tests show a high risk of having a child with the Down syndrome.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

I was impressed by the script. I can remember me trying to choose a script to make a film. I spent a night reading a hundred of scripts and only this one made an impression.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

it took a half of year. Actually it was a challenge to make this film because the filming period was…

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