GERDA
Russia, 2021, 18+
about the film
  • Director
    Natalya Kudryashova
  • Production
    Russian Resurrection
    Central Partnership
    Red Media
    with support of the Ministry of Culture of the RF and the Foundation of Development of Modern Cinematography KINOPRIME
  • Producers
    Dmitri Davidenko
    Rafael Minasbekyan
    Vadim Vereshchagin
  • Cast
    Anastasia Krasovskaya
    Yuriy Borisov
    Yulia Marchenko
    Darius Gumauskas
    Maria Leonova
    Maria Ivanova
    Tatiana Okvamo
    Ekaterina Sheleg
    Serafima Krasnikova
    Maria Pesotskaya
    Sofya Alexandrova
During the day, Lera studies humankind and its needs through opinion polls, which are an educational practice at the institute; at night, she dances under the pseudonym Gerda in a club to support herself and her mother. The people she meets are as unfortunate as her family. Her father has recently left for another woman, but he constantly returns home, unable to make his choice and thereby making the life of close people intolerable. The mother painfully endures the breakup and constantly sleeps, ignoring reality. Lera doesn’t know how to carry on, where to go and what to live for, and — most importantly — how to improve life. The adult world, invariable unfortunate, which Lera observes day and night, seems hopeless.