After transferring from a downtown high school, Tonia befriends a group of badass youngsters, trying to find protection from the people from her past and a place where she truly belongs. They spend time together, roaming around Kyiv’s post-socialist suburbs, having fun and getting in trouble. Soon, Tonia falls in love with Dzhura. When she also falls for Sania, she finds herself tangled up in an alluring secret love triangle. However, Tonia’s painful past still haunts her, challenging this newfound friendship and romance. Will she be able to find her own pass or lose herself in this new controversial relationship?
Anna Buryachkova is a Ukrainian film director with more than ten years of experience in films, music & social videos and commercials. Her artwork has been recognized at numerous international festivals, including Berlin Fashion Films, Berlin Music Video Awards, and the Cannes Lions’ Social Campaign Program.
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Venice Film Festival
DIRECTOR: Anna Buryachkova
COUNTRY: Ukraine, the Netherlands
CAST: Zachary Shadrin, Arthur Aliiev, Alina Cheban
PRODUCTION: Dgtl Rlgn, Nederlands Filmfonds, Rinkel Film
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