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2017 / Russia / 118 min / N-18
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Director(s) -

Kantemir Balagov

Screenwriter(s) -

Kantemir Balagov, Anton Yarush

Actors -

Darya Zhovner, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kats, Artem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov

Producer(s) -

Alexander Sokurov, Nikolay Yankin, Edward Pichugin

Cinematographer - Artem Emelianov
Editor(s) - Kantemir Balagov
Composer(s) -
Sales agent - Wild Bunch
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - Russian
Subtitles - Lithuanian (English only in Vilnius)

Ilana, a twenty-something tomboy, works alongside her dad in his auto repair shop. She teases David, her about-to-be married brother, and resents Dina, her domineering mother. It’s a tight-knit Jewish family that’s found a way to coexist in Nalchik, a dismal Muslim city in Russia’s Northern Caucasus region in 1998, the time of the Chechen war. When disaster strikes, Ila explodes in a drug-and-sex fueled rebellion that exposes the emotional secrets and lies that religious doctrine and family loyalties have suppressed. The 25-year-old old writer-director-editor Kantemir Balagov grew up in Nalchik, where a similar true story happened.



2017 – Ankštumas / Closeness
2015 – Dar jaunas (trumpametražis) /  Molodoy eschyo (short)
2015 – Andriucha (trumpametražis dok. f.) / Andryukha (short doc.)
2014 – Pirmiau aš (trumpametražis) / Pervyy ya (short)