Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to a town deep in the north of Russia. She starts teaching art in a local school, determined to lift the spirits of the downtrodden children in her class. But she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

Directed by Natalya Nazarova
Produced by Maxim Dashkin, Denis Kovalevskiy, Anna von Dziembowska
Written by Natalya Nazarova
Starring Nadezhda Gorelova, Vladimir Mishukov
Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Competition, Crossing Borders Sidebar, Russian Arcs Sidebar
Country: Russia
92 minutes
US Premiere