World premiere: Venice 2023 / Orizzonti Extra
After transferring from a downtown high school, Tonia (Alina Cheban) befriends a group of youngsters, trying to find protection from the people from her past and a place she truly belongs. They spend time together, roaming around Kyiv's post-socialist suburbs, having fun and getting in trouble. Soon, Tonia falls in love with Zhurik (played by Zachary Shadrin who was the first Ukrainian actor ever submitted for Emmy consideration, for his role in Apple TV series Little America). When she also falls for Sania (Arthur Aliiev), she finds herself tangled up in an alluring secret love triangle. But Tonia's painful past still haunts her, challenging this newfound friendship and romance.
A FILM BY Anna Buryachkova | Ukraine, Netherlands | 2023 | 107'