Adults

Russia / 2019 / fiction / 26' / Short Film Competition

An intimate short film with the impact of the cinema of moral unrest. Only the closest family members can deal such painful blows. The confrontation between two adult children of a dead man occurs in his cramped flat on a gloomy day. The brother and the sister have not seen each other for a long time. Their paths have diverged, but mutual animosities, instead of disappearing, have only become stronger. Some bonds cannot be broken, even if it is desired. The mix of grief, vodka and the soul combined with minimalist acting creates a memorable image of a family crisis, universal under every altitude. The quieter the narration, the louder the story screams.

directed by
Zhenya KryukovaQ&A guest

Born in 1982, Yaroslavl, Russia. A film-theatre director and actress. She attended Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors, A.N. Gerasimov and A. M. Dobrovolskiy (Film Director), 2013. Currently lives and works in Moscow. Selected filmography: “Adults” (2019), “Lubka” (2014), “Mother” (2013).

cinematography
Anton Dorushenkov Q&A guest
script
Zhenya Kryukova
cast
Natalya Romanycheva, Evgeny Ovsyanikov
sound
Vyacheslav Nesmeyanov
editing
Zhenya Kryukova
production
Leonid Kryukov, Zhenya Kryukova
Photo
Adults
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