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12+
2014, Russia
105 minutes, col., language — Russian

Director and scriptwriter Andrei Zaitsev
DoP Kirill Bobrov, Sandor Berkesi
Production design Olga Khlebnikova
Editing Andrei Zaitsev, Yulia Batalova
Cast Gleb Kaliuzhny, Ulyana Vaskovich, Olga Ozollapinya, Alexei Filimonov, Dmitri Barinov, Dmitri Blezin, Anna Rud
Producers Olga Granina, Andrei Zaitsev
Production Film Studio September

This is the story of a first love, which happens in the suburbs of a big city. The modern Romeo and Juliet live in the social networks and in the streets that are governed by iron rules, which the two young people don’t want to follow. In order to be together, the protagonists encounter many obstacles. Their schools are rivals, so their blossoming bonds are a treachery of their turf and their gangs. The lovers also clash with their parents, who are not ready to accept that the children have grown up so fast and that each of these teenagers already has a personality and the right to choose. Their own complexes, the lack of confidence in themselves, the fear of taking the first step, the scare of being rejected — all this is overcome by true love.

  • Special jury diploma; ORFF «Kinotavr-2015» 

ANDREI ZAITSEV
Director of fiction and documentary cinema, scriptwriter, producer, head of the film studio «September». Winner of the prize for culture of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012). Graduated from the faculty of journalism of Moscow State University (1997), Higher Courses for Directors and Scriptwriters (1999, class of A. Mitta). For his documentary and television films he received the Golden Eagle and the «Laurel» award for «Victor Astafiev. Cheerful Soldier» (2010), as well as the «Laurel» for the documentary cycle «My Great War (2012); also several prizes at national and international film festivals. In 2011 he made his full-length debut «Idlers», which received festival prizes. «14+» is his second work as director.