Yulia TROFIMOVA
Юлия ТРОФИМОВА
Youlia TROFIMOVA
Russia, 2022, 95mn 
fiction
The Land of Sasha
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Страна Саша

 

 Le Monde de Sacha

 Strana Sasha

 
Directed by : Yulia TROFIMOVA (Юлия ТРОФИМОВА)
Writing credits : Mariya SHULGINA (Мария ШУЛЬГИНА), Yelizaveta TIKHONOVA (Елизавета ТИХОНОВА), Yulia TROFIMOVA (Юлия ТРОФИМОВА)
Based on the novel „Strana Sascha“ by Gala Uzryutova
 
Cast
Mark EIDELSHTEIN (Марк ЭЙДЕЛЬШТЕЙН) ...Sasha
Mariya MATSEL (Мария МАЦЕЛЬ) ...Zhenya
Yevgeniya GROMOVA (Евгения ГРОМОВА) ...Sophia
Dmitry ENDALTSEV (Дмитрий ЕНДАЛЬЦЕВ) ...Max
Daria RUMYANTSEVA (Дарья РУМЯНЦЕВА)
Alissa TARASENKO (Алиса ТАРАСЕНКО)
 
Cinematography : Egor POVOLOTSKIY (Егор ПОВОЛОЦКИЙ)
Production design : Aleksandra ANTONOVA (Александра АНТОНОВА)
Music : Sergey STERN (Сергей ШТЕРН)
Produced by : Konstantin FAM (Константин ФАМ), Katerina MIHAILOVA (Катерина МИХАЙЛОВА)
Production : ВЕГА Фильм / VEGA Film
Release date in Russia : 14/07/2022
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
As soon as school is over, Sasha’s otherwise relaxed and complicit mother pressures him to enroll at the university. Sasha, however, lives in the moment. Plus he currently wants to hone his graffiti skills with his friend Max. And maybe get to know his father. But then, he meets the dazzling Zhenya. Carried by the light and the ease of the summer in Kaliningrad, they fathom their feelings, talents and fears together. In her sensitive debut, Julia Trofimova tells of young people in today’s Russia who cannot possibly please everyone. Parents’ need for security is countered by a variety of possible paths and identities.
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2022
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2022
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2022

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