FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Alexander Bobrov, Evgeny Filichkin, Alexandra Nikolaeva
Melodrama, 83 min, Leonid Fomin Studio, Russia, 2011
оriginal title ODNAZHDY SO MNOI, language Russian
Kolya, a 10 years old boy lives with his grandmother in a small provincial town. His mother died giving birth to him. His gramdmother told him that his father never tried to contact him. She blames Kolya’s father for her daughter’s death. Once Kolya’s grandmother announces to him that she must leave and is obliged to introduce him to someone… She takes Kolya to his father’s country house where he spends his holiday walking his Labrador in the woods, fishing and gathering mushrooms. Father and son will rediscover each other, overcoming inner misunderstandings as well as numerous obstacles in their life path.
festivals & awards
Moscow IFF, Russia; Beijing IFF, China; Festival of cinema debuts Spirit of Fire, Russia: BRONZE TAIGA for Best Soundtrack; Jaipur IFF, India; Human Rights FF Stalker, Russia; Mumbai IFF, Bombay, India; IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany; Veneto IFF, Italy: Youth Jury Award “Vittorio”