Short List
Category A01. Direction
Idea Creation VOSKHOD Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA
Production DADDY'S FILM Moscow, RUSSIA
Name Company Position
1 - Egor; 2 - Ilya 1 - Solomatin; 2 - Naishuller Daddy's Film 1 - General Producer; 2 - Director

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

The girl in the yard is saying goodbye to her past life. In Russia, we have “khrushchevki”. Endless rows of old, grey, ascetic panel boxes from the 70-ies with low ceilings and tiny rooms. At the time, they were built to accommodate families from communal apartments. Brusnika, a federal developer, creates places you want to call your home. The company believes that it’s time to say goodbye to nostalgia. Move on and move in — to your home where you let go of the past and dream about a better future for you and your kids.

Tell the jury anything relevant about the direction. Do not name the director.

Director: For me the main goal of this piece was to show that moving from one place to another can be a wonderful event in your life. You shouldn't be afraid of the changes in your life. Changes are great. Saying goodbye to your home is always difficult. I used to move on a lot of times when I was a kid. Sometimes it was painful but it always had a positive effect on my life. The most obvious way was to show ugly yard with chavs and rain. My approach was to outline the idea that moving on is a beautiful adventure. I suggested the girl leaving an evening yard full of sun, surrounded by nostalgia and her sudden gesture is pointed not just at old box, not at the coziness of her home but at her past because she is now witnessing a new era in her life.