Sinev Mikhail / Michail
From the permafrost of the North to the sun and the sea - that's the train trip from Urengoi, Russian north city. Four and a half thousands kilometers of Russian landscapes, six days of journey. There is time to clear up all kind of questions - from existence of God to right of faithlessness, from the genesis of a word to the genesis of species.
Story of two brothers 9 and 10 years old: porches in Strogino, mother's apartment, children hostel, gypsies camping-ground and unhappy return home. Dramatic adventures, as any road movie, would tell its heroes about world attributes, would for the first time work them up with loneliness and betrayal."Boys" intentionally rhymes with previous film by Valerija Guy Germanika Girls". But if adults world in the first one is rather passive and exists separately from the main heroes in Boys" it is cold as the winter in shots outside the windows. "Boys," it is cold as the winter in shots outside the windows.
He sharpens a knife, ties dog’s clutches and mouth. We still don’t know what’s going on, but the feeling of threat from this man doesn’t leave us. There is nothing serious in fact…just an ordinary family, ordinary life. Children, wife, kitchen, TV set. Is he a monster in the mask of an average citizen or is he an ordinary man in the demon guise? But the world around him is tender and cosy, fragrant and breathful.
A few days in the life of three Moscow girls who are about to enter adulthood. They say good-bye to their childhood in school yards and house corridors, where everything happens for the first time - from secretly buying cigarettes and cans of gin-tonic, to receiving passports, experiencing their first loves and taking part in almost real tragedies...
Beauty contest in the retirement home? "Horror, you would say. They barely breathe". Not at all! Who said that womanhood, beauty and eye shine die before their owners do? Everybody thinks their only consolation are shelves with drugs. But it is revealed that among these shelves the eternal women steel is hidden. And the old ladies manage it very good.
Just an ordinary evening on the streets of a small village. It's a Holy Week - people clean up their yards and houses on the eve of Easter. The ambulance, as always, works in the hard schedule. "Sum of the day: three persons dead, one about to be born".Morning again. A new baby is born. His mother looks at him and listens to his first cry. And the ambulance rushes once more towards worn-down roads, and the chimes strike the song melody "I love you, Russia, our dear mother…"
Story about return. From return of the documents to return to the life. Needless, idiotic - these are the unflattering words that Andrei says about himself. However thirty years of his life could become the script for a fiction film. Run away from an asylum, where he was locked with lifelong diagnosis "incapacity", he found himself in the capital - the same asylum of a bigger scale. Without documents and homeless, Andrei is seeking the right for free life. His route is between officials' offices and endless psychiatric examinations. His goal is to return capability.
A fictitious world, fake emotions, epatage and artificial canines - that is all Others see in her. Her only question to these Others: "Why am I here, among you?" Her drama is boredom and the lack of motivation. Her loneliness is lost in a crowd of lonely people of her generation. Twenty minutes about life of the 20-years-old girl, who lives in a world of her own dreams?
Nikita and Nikita
8-years-old boy Nikita is suffering from cerebral paralysis. He goes to the swimming pool to learn high diving. Nikita trains hard and jumps from 1-, 3-, 5- and 7m platform and even shows his achievement at a competition. Once it was the day to dive from 10m. A lot of adults came to see the jump, but Nikita didn't. And the prepared prize - railroad - was given to another boy who made his first dive.
Over the River
It's not far from a large Siberian city… Ten kilometers of a forest road and a narrow strip of a river separate them from a federal route and a village school. There are four little children in the family, their father, the former pilot, is about 80. Anchorites of their own free, they don't know what tiredness and usual illnesses are. On the other bank of the river, there is a world of noisy companies and increasing prices for bread and milk. Their extraordinary life is here. Over the river…
Sound by Hands
Beat the floor, clap your hands, cry, repeat meditational «Ohm» - just dont't keep silent. Produce a sound, feel it expanding and filling the space around without actually hearing it.Sasha is deaf. He feels comfortable in his own tiny world of silence. His experience is simlier, clearer, naive and unsophisticated, and at the same time much more emotional and delicate. For Sasha, sounds are in his hands that move rapidly, a bit impatiently maybe. Their dance trying to tell his story...But in the depth of teenager's eyes one can read a hidden timid desire to become a part of the great world full of sounds.
After finishing his studies on the Medical College, Bezz has to work in the stateclinic for three years. During the day he is a general practitioner and during thenight he is the boss of the entertainment company BEZ Promo, organizing parties in Moscow's clubs. Despite the fact that he is not successful with any of his projects,Bezz convinces himself and the others that all his efforts in fact lead to something important.