A Russian Youth


2018, Russia, 72 min, col,. 12+
Director and Screenplay: Alexander Zolotukhin
Cinematography: Ayrat Yamilov
Editor: Tatyana Kuzmicheva
Original music: Sergey Rachmaninoff
Producer: Eduard Pichugin
Production Company: Lenfilm studio
Cast: Vladimir Korolev, Mikhail Buturlov, Artem Leshik, Danil Tyabin, Sergey Goncharenko, Filipp Dyachkov

• Kinotavr - 2019 (“Diplom of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Critics”; Nomination - Main Prize)

The story of a simple Russian boy who's gone to the frontline of the First World War with a naive youthful dream of glory and medals. He's lost his sight in the very first battle and was left to serve as a listener - he had to listen to the approach of enemy airplanes through huge metal funnels and raise the alarm.
The film features music by Sergei Rachmaninoff. In 1909 the composer created “The Third Concerto for piano and orchestra”. Its power and energy were unheard of at the time and seemed like something incredible. It is as incredible as the idea that in just five years civilized European Nations will come together in a bloody World War. It was the premonition of the genius composer about the fate of the nation, who will face hard trials. But a few decades later Rachmaninoff created a work even more grandiose in its power, after which he hasn't wrote anything...

Alexander Zolotukhin was born on September 7, 1988 in Ukraine. His family has been moving very often, so Alexander managed to live in remote plain regions of Kazakhstan, Belarus and the Caucasus in Russia. He has graduated as a programmer in Nalchik. And in 2015 he graduated from the Director's workshop of Alexander Sokurov in Kabardino-Balkar State University. Zolotukhin's short films have participated in several international film festivals. Now he lives and works in St. Petersburg

2011 – “New Prometheus”
2012 – “Songs that sang before I was born”
2014 – “Ornament” 
2016 – “Esse”
2017 – “Life story of my friend”


  • 20:30A Russian Youth, competition (2018, dir. Aleksandr Zolotukhin, Russia, drama, historical, 72 min.) 12+


  • 13:00A Russian Youth, competition (2018, Dir. Aleksandr Zolotukhin, Russia, drama, historical, 72 min.) 12+. Repeat.