Grigoriy Dobrygin’s feature-length debut as a director is an unpredictable dramedy about Russian “provincial nowhere” encountering with the impersonalized global contemporaneity. Participant of the main competition of the 48th Rotterdam Film Festival and the 30th Kinotavr Film Festival.
Olya (Yulia Peresild) and Vadim (Vladimir Svirsky) live in a small town in the Tver Region and run a tiny car service. Next to their place there lies a dangerous highway labeled “death road” by drivers who regularly fall into the ditch. Wishing to upgrade the quality of their services, the couple decides to go to Europe and buy a tow truck for quick transportation of the crashed cars. However, a sudden incident interferes their plans, when a friend accidentally leaves traces of his private online activity on their computer.
Grigoriy Dobrygin’s feature-length debut as a director, Sheena667 is a smart, tragicomic and at times eccentric film about an unpredictable encounter of the common “Russian nowhere” with the impersonalized global world of today, a story of their mutual attraction, rejection, and bizarre interconnection. The world premiere took place in the main competition of the 48th Rotterdam Film Festival, the Russian one—in the competition of the 30th Kinotavr Film Festival. At Garage, the movie will be presented by its director Grigoriy Dobrygin.
Director Grigoriy Dobrygin
Russia, 2019. 96 min. 18+