Masha as lives year in Moscow, and the happiness is not here. And with work any nonsense – it is necessary to earn the DJ in a karaoke bar, and in private life everything is difficult also any definiteness, and even it is necessary to leave dream – at the musical producer Masha overslept listening. Magic can help only, and here to the aid of the girl fantastic 12 months which can execute six her desires come. The list is made instantly – a breast, a fur coat, a salary, eternal love, to become a star and to live separately from the noisy relatives. Simple desires, but even they can entail the most awful consequences. To rescue the relatives and to return true love, Masha itself should become now "magician" and disinterestedly grant of desire of the eleven-year school student.
We got used to approach to domestic cinema with all severity, often demanding from it compliance to the modern international standards or past Soviet. Alas, long ago it is time to recognize that in a cinema mass our directors and actors while considerably lag behind and the predecessors of thirty-year prescription, and from foreign colleagues, but even there are tendencies to growth and hope of the best.
«12 months» surprise, and surprise pleasantly. Not too actively advertized and quite muffledly positioned, this picture can quite become the bright proof of that the cinema should be not obligatory flat and lacking ideas only to make laugh and entertain. It can also to learn or at least to pronounce truth which without words were clear earlier to any, and now saw better days a little and demand major maintenance.
The hockey players Ilya Kovalchuk and Evgeny Malkin who have taken part in shooting refused the fees – all money which is due to them for participation in a picture, were directed on charity
In Soviet period school vacation on television dazzled with fairy tales, films or animated cartoons where concepts of friendship, mutual assistances, responsibility for the words and acts were cultivated. Then it seemed not always pertinent, but such "rating" worked – the brightest heroes were known by heart, and by acts of characters «Adventures Electronics», "Kortika" or «Guests from the future» were clear to any school student.« 12 months» go on this "teenage" way, in fact, being a certain mix from the fairy tale of Marshak with the same name, "Magic seven-petal flower" and «Fairy tales on the fisherman and a small fish» Pushkin. As well as in old Soviet films, the picture declares common truths – that the person himself can execute almost all the dreams that it is necessary to protect the family, to value every minute spent with them, to believe in itself and the forces, to be able to be on friendly terms, stand up for itself and to hold up a shoulder to the friend. And the film builds quite nice cinema lock of these bricks, a little naive, places too children’s, times zashkalivayushche silly, but penetrated by kindness and the real sincere desire to make something standing. In the heroine really you start to believe, and her initial thoughts are clear, development is obvious, obligatory "re-education" is quite organically twisted in a fantastic plot.
The premiere of the film in situated near Moscow to the Queen became «12 months» the beginning of a cycle of actions for advance of the national cinema which purpose is film festival creation «Evenings situated near Moscow» in the territory of the Moscow region
And nevertheless, at all raduzhnost of the described aspiration of authors to create the new fairy tale for adults and children, it is necessary to point to misses and picture shortcomings. The exit of the history which has been obviously calculated on audience of the average school student, to level at least 16 + first of all hurts the eyes. Well it was really necessary for one of desires to do the size of a breast? Concerning it, it was possible to beat female beauty, especially teenage doubts is much thinner. Whether it was necessary to give a lot of attention to much more adult problems, than it is necessary for the audience of that age when about friendship and a sense of responsibility still it is meaningful to tell when moral principles and human belief still can be formed? No, it is clear that authors are reinsured and want to involve in a cinema not so much children to whom the morals of a picture would be useful, how many their parents. But the film would not lose anything if slightly lowered fixing on female delights.