A multimedia documentary project consisting of a series of fresh, colourful insider point-of-view short stories on the present-day life of young people, linked by animated episodes and directed by 15 young and talented filmmakers from the 15 republics formerly annexed by the USSR.
The destiny of a young boy left on his own in the poverty of the city in a post-soviet society.Sasha "San Sanych" as they call him in the popular neighbourhood of Chisinau, has a home and a family but prefers to live in the streets.We meet with Sasha in the heat of the summertime, the day after his mother`s death, and will accompany him for four seasons. A year of wandering during which the adolescent will forge his independence, going against his family and school.
800 Violet Horses
At the beginning it was 192 horses...then it was 400...now they are 800. And when I did what I wanted, I understood I had to learn. It is, you know, like a woman. One day, there are no problems at all; everything goes smoothly, but some other time the glitches happen - this or that problem arises, but that's why we are the sportsmen - to fight against all this.
Sasha has always dreamt of working at home. After unsuccessful attempt to become a jeweler he now works illegally making tattoos. He gets inspired by prison rituals and tattoos, done during the perestroika. At the moment fantasy style tattoos are most popular. Sasha invents these creatures by portraying himself. As he is a handsome man the clients are not complaining. The windows of his house overlook a street which has changed its name lately three times and is the place of constant demonstrations all kind of flags are carried in front of Sasha's eyes as he rarely leaves the house. Mom has not invited Sasha to Italy where she has been living for several years as there are enough tattoo masters. His wife and little son live in Norway, but Norwegians wouldn't let him in for some reason. He even has to register in the local bureau of investigation in order to visit his dad who lives together with his new wife in Bender – the unauthorized independent state of Moldova. So Sasha has locked himself into 4 walls and travels in his thoughts to Norway, Italy and around Moldova with people important to him. Will he ever wish to change it or he will continue to drift along the stream? It depends only on him.