Russia, 2020, 16+
about the film
  • Director
    Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Production
    Andrei Konchalovsky Studios
    with support from the Ministry of Culture of the RF
    Science and Sports” Charity Foundation
    Russia 1 TV channel
  • Producers
    Alisher Usmanov
    Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Cast
    Yulia Vysotskaya
    Vladislav Komarov
    Andrei Gusev
    Sergei Erlish
    Yulia Burova
Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a workers’ strike at the local electromotive factory, Liudmila witnesses the demonstration being gunned down on the government’s order, seeking to suppress mass strikes in the USSR. During the bloodbath and the ensuing panic, her daughter disappears, which changes Liudmila’s world view. Despite the blockade of the city, mass arrests, and the authorities’ attempts to cover up the massacre, Liudmila searches for her daughter. We don’t know how the search will end, but realize that her life will never be the same.