The beautiful actress Mariya Shalayeva gives a tour d’ force performance and is truly fantastic in the hugely entertaining film Rusalka (Mermaid). She is vibrant. She is so full of energy and she is ever hopeful. But her hopefulness is not naivety, it seems to be a profound understanding and acceptance of the madness that is life and her purpose of life is life. And she is joyful and so are we. And consequences are of no matter. And we are deeply moved by her when she cries and hurts and desires and is disappointed. We too are these things.
Mariya Shalayeva is superb in this wonderful story. There is magic in her character and we willingly accompany her on her adventure and we are better for this. Thank you Mariya Shalayeva.
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