Novorzhev is a small town in the Pskov Region. After 6 p.m. the streets are empty and it seems as if life has come to a standstill here. But things are humming at the local leisure centre, where locals are rehearsing a play by a Spanish playwright. The characters poison each other, try to shoot their relatives and die, writhing in agony – until it’s no longer clear where the theatre ends and life begins.
About the director: Born in 1992 in Pskov, Russia, Nikita Yefimov graduated from the Philology Department at Pskov State University in 2014. After university, he worked as a news reporter for local TV. In 2018 he enrolled in Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov’s School of Documentary Film and Theatre.