THE GIFT
2018, Russia, 90 min., 12+
about the film
  • Director
    Mikhail Kukushkin
  • Production
    Film Company ARTLIGHT
    Film Company Invada
    German Sidakov School
  • Producers
    Andrei Novikov
    Mikhail Kukushkin
    Alexander Kotelevsky
  • Cast
    Yuri Oborotov
    Alexei Kolubkov
    Vladimir Karpuk
    Valeria Dergileva
    Svetlana Gera
    Victoria Piatakina
Tolya Sidorov is a simple worker of early retirement age from some remote place in Russia. Unexpectedly he discovers his artistic talent and becomes a sensation in the world of modern art. And all this because the creation of his masterpieces happens at a very intimate moment... The fame of the unusual artist spreads across the Internet, and even experts from Moscow come to visit an exhibition of Anatoly’s urinary painting. And like in the Russian fairy tale, the hero is miraculously showered with recognition and money. But Tolya prefers to stay incognito, trying to understand whether his work is real art. And the men from the factory would laugh at him if they found out.