19:30–21:30 Garage Auditorium
Made in Russia #2
19:30 Made in Russia #1 screenings begin
21:00 Q&A with production crews
An embarrassing split-up scene in a restaurant in the evening. A sudden incident, however, completely changes the mood of the story.
Director Nadezhda Shmeleva. Russia, 2017
Rita lives in the Russian city of Kaliningrad but dreams of Italy. Her brother Max doesn’t wish to leave his motherland. He loves his city, and his girlfriend Natasha.
Director Ilya Sherstobitov. Russia, 2017
Just like a cheesy advertisement, an ideal family unit (dad, mom, son and grandpa) one day find a strange creature in their kitchen. How did it happen to get into their flat on the fourteenth floor?
Director Darya Vlasova. Russia, 2017
Suffer the Little Children
Based loosely on the Stephen King short story Suffer the Little Children, the film sees an elderly female teacher treating her pupils very strictly. One day, she notices there’s something odd going on with the kids…
Director Alexander Domogarov Jr. Russia, 2017
The relationship between Vadim and Sasha is in a prolonged crisis—dissatisfaction, spite, and irritation are all that’s left of it. The never-ending arguments between them aren’t even disrupted by a common tragedy. Their son Grisha runs away from their summer house after hearing about his mom and dad's impending divorce from his grandparents. The search for the boy brings the unhappy couple into the woods.
Director Anton Sazonov. Russia, 2017
Evgeny is being stalked by an unknown woman. Meanwhile, in three days he is going to marry…
Director Baibulat Batullin. Russia, 2016
A young seminary student is taking an exam: he has to exorcise the demon from a possessed man.
Directors Alina Suarez Aguilera, Alena Baklanova. Russia, 2017
Q&A with the directors
Denis Ruzayev is a film critic, author of Lentee.ru. He has worked at Variety Russia and Time Out, published in Colta.ru and Openspace.ru, as well as the magazines Forbes, Russian Reporter, Interview, and the newspaper RBC Daily.