Tanya, a young educator, accompanies 12 teenagers to a theatre festival in Sochi under the supervision of Maria Genrikhovna, an experienced head teacher. Initially, there’s little sympathy between the two teachers. However, they discover a deeper bond in much more fundamental things: aversion to marching in formation and other forms of officialism. Their ability to find joy even in challenging situations unites them.
About the director:
Anna Kuznetsova. Director, screenwriter. Born in Shakhtersk, Donetsk region. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University (2005) and Moscow Film School (2017) under the supervision of Alexey Popogrebsky, Boris Khlebnikov, and Denis Klebleyev. Her live-action and documentary short films have received awards at Russian and international film festivals: “Property of the Republic” (documentary, 2016) won prizes at Flahertiana and Dvizhenie, while “Six Twenty Eight” (2018) won a diploma at the Kinotavr Festival. The film was later screened in France, Germany, Portugal, Poland, and other countries. “Intermission” is Anna Kuznetsova’s feature film directorial debut.