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FOREST

Director Roman Zhigalov
Writer Roman Zhigalov
Operator Yuri Sergeyev
Composers: Alexander Leonov, Olga Gaydamak
Production Studio PRZ Studio
97 min, 2018, Russia

Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her out of the corner of his eye from an old shed on the edge of the forest. He does not even think about trying to be with her until Danila’s father shows up on Katya’s doorstep in an attempt to run away from his avalanching problems. Father and son are drawn into a turmoil of events where neighbor turns against neighbor, dividing the community into «us» and «them». The strong show more and more disregard and contempt the weak, pushing everyone’s life towards a disaster.