The most numerous subculture is a nameless one: it’s the boys’ subculture. Mindlessly at first, they mimic the rituals and habits of adult men. Boys curse, boys raise glasses “for ladies not present here”, until they gradually evolve into men, becoming role models for the next generation of boys. The character of this montage film crafted from discovered tapes makes such full circle: through his childhood, a winter dacha with vodka shots, a picture-perfect 2000s vacation in Turkey and Egypt with his parents, and into adulthood and his own family.
About the director:
Masha Chernaya. A director, cameraman, journalist, photographer, and illustrator, she is also the co-curator of a cine lab for teenagers organised as part of the 2022 edition of the Krai Sveta: Zapad IFF in Kaliningrad. She studied in the journalism faculty at Moscow State University and the poetry department at the Gorky Literary Institute, and also completed a course in post-documentary photography at the Dokdokdok School. She has participated in documentary campus expeditions in Sviyazhsk and Yuryevets. Her films “Crooked Way District” (2019), “The Well Man” (2019), “R2CC” (2020) and “Gasping For” (2022) were screened at the Window to Europe film festival and the Zerkalo IFF, among others. Her film “To Kill What Lives inside Me” participated in the national competition of the Message to Man film festival in 2022.