by Kirill Serebrennikov
Russia/ Germany 2008, 138 min
The successful opera diva Lyuba takes a last trip to the remote town of Yuriev in the middle of nowhere. Wanting to sell all her property here she uses the opportunity to show her adolescent son Andrey, where she grew up in order to finally leave her hometown behind forever.
Mother and son wander aimlessly through the streets of this alien place until something unforeseen happens and Andrey disappears mysteriously.
Production: New People Film Company in co-production with Rohfilm
World Premiere: Locarno 2008
Kinotavr Sochi Open Russian FF 2008
Moscow FF 2008
Vyborg Russian Cinema Festival 2008
Warsaw FF 2008
IFF Rotterdam 2009
Göteborg IFF 2009
Febio FF 2009
La Rochelle FF 2009
Grand Prix - Warsaw FF 2008
First Prize of the Youth Jury Prize - Locarno FF 2008
FICC/IFFS Don Quijote Prize - Locarno FF 2008
Special Mention in the Oecumenical Jury Prize - Locarno FF 2008
Kirill Serebrennikov was born on September 7, 1969 in Rostov-na-Donu, Rostovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Kirill Semenovich Serebrennikov. He is a director and writer, known for Der die Zeichen liest (2016), Yurev den (2008) and Izobrazhaya zhertvu (2006).