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Synopsis

Koktebel is the award-winning first feature by two Russian filmmakers, Boris Khlebnikov and Alexei Popogrebsky, part of the Russian New Wave of young directors. After his wife’s death and the loss of his job, an aerodynamics engineer sets off from Moscow with his 11-year-old son for his sister's house in Koktebel by the Black Sea. With no money nor means of transport, they drift through the expansive and mesmeric landscapes at the mercy of chance. The father is content to drag his feet, stopping occasionally for the odd job to raise money while the son impatiently dreams of reaching the costal resort to see gliders fly in the wind. For the father, the journey is an attempt to restore self-respect, to piece together his broken life and win back the trust of his son. For the boy, the mythic costal town holds the key to a new life and emancipation. They come across many hurdles but the last encounter is with a beautiful young doctor who tends to the father's wounds. Since she is single and lonely they begin to fall for each other. The son who sees her as an intrusion on the only loving relationship in his life sets off to complete the journey by himself.

Director

Alexei Popogrebsky
Boris Khlebnikov

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART290DVD

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GENRE: Drama, Romance

CERTIFICATE: 12

DIRECTOR: Alexei Popogrebsky, Boris Khlebnikov

DURATION: 107 Mins

COUNTRIES: Russia

LANGUAGES: Russian

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