Axioucha is secretly in love with Piotr. She lives with her aunt Raissa, who wants her to marry Alexei, a penniless young aristocrat. Gradually, Raissa falls for Alexei herself. She sells part of her forest to Piotr's father to be able to have a dowry for her niece...
Directed by: Arnaud Desplechin (France, 2014)
Screenplay: Arnaud Desplechin, based on a play by Alexandre Ostrovski
Cast: Martine Chevallier (Raissa), Loïc Corbery (Alexei), Adeline d'Hermy (Axioucha), Denis Podalydès (Fortunatov), Laurent Stocker (Piotr), Michel Vuillermoz (Guennadi/Infortunatov)