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Certificate of Life

Participated in: MIDPOINT Shorts 2022-2023

Vera, the 75 years old widow, living in a small town, is wrongly pronounced dead by the city administration. She struggles to prove that she is really alive so she can continue receiving her monthly pension, needed to host the traditional family gathering for Easter, the most important Orthodox holiday that celebrates the Resurrection. But her struggle with the bureaucratic system is actually an existential storm, caused by the loss of her husband, the fear of loneliness, and the need to still be an important person for her family. In the eyes of the holiday, she fears that loneliness may become a new reality for her when she has no one to break a red Easter egg with. Based on a true story.

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