Film

Pioneer Heroes

Release date: 18 June 2015

Premiere: Berlinale 2015

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama, Featured En

Director: Natalya Kudryashova

Writer: Natalya Kudryashova

Producer: Sergey Selyanov; associate producer Natalia Drozd

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company, Masterskaya Seance, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Distributor: Nashe Kino

World Sales: Alpha Violet

Actors: Natalya Kudryashova, Alexey Mitin, Darya Moroz, Serafima Vybornova, Nikita Yakovlev, Varvara Shablakova, Yury Kuznetsov, Ela Sanko, Tamara Mironova, Alexander Yatsko, Alexander Userdin

Length: 116 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

Olga, Katya and Andrey live in Moscow. Like all the provincials they arrived in the capital looking for happiness. They are school friends. Olga is an actress playing ugly series. Katya works in a big PR-agency. She’s in love with a married man. Andrey is a political analyst. He’s a hard worker who relaxes playing video games. As of today, they are rather successful people but they had quite another life once in distant 1987. Little Olga, Katya and Andrey had been dreaming of becoming heroes…

It’s 1987 and they are preparing to become Young Pioneers. Little Andrey dreams of inventing the pill to prevent death and save the humanity. Olga tracks down mythic spies who hunt the Soviet children. Katya dreams of becoming a Pioneer. She finds out that her grandpa is a bootlegger breaking the law. She has nightmares about Pioneer heroes.

Nowadays Olga, Katya and Andrey are the grown-ups leading the compromising Moscow life. There’s no place for big ideas, feelings and high aspirations. The dreams of the heroic deeds swiped for the dreams of stability. They are trying to live “like all the rest” but that gives them neither happiness, nor satisfaction…

Press release: download PDF
Film website: www.facebook.com/PioneerHeroes

Festivals and Awards:
 2015 26th Open Russian Film Festival "Kinotavr": Diploma of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars
2015
65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale): selected to be screened in the Panorama section; nominated for the Best First Feature Award
2014 Les Arcs European Film Festival (France): Best Work In Progress Award

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Pioneer Heroes

Olga, Katya and Andrey live in Moscow. Like all the provincials they arrived in the capital looking for happiness. They are school friends. Olga is an actress playing ugly series. Katya works in a big PR-agency. She’s in love with a married man. Andrey is a political analyst. He’s a hard worker who relaxes playing video games. As of today, they are rather successful people but they had quite another life once in distant 1987. Little Olga, Katya and Andrey had been dreaming of becoming heroes…

It’s 1987 and they are preparing to become Young Pioneers. Little Andrey dreams of inventing the pill to prevent death and save the humanity. Olga tracks down mythic spies who hunt the Soviet children. Katya dreams of becoming a Pioneer. She finds out that her grandpa is a bootlegger breaking the law. She has nightmares about Pioneer heroes.

Nowadays Olga, Katya and Andrey are the grown-ups leading the compromising Moscow life. There’s no place for big ideas, feelings and high aspirations. The dreams of the heroic deeds swiped for the dreams of stability. They are trying to live “like all the rest” but that gives them neither happiness, nor satisfaction…

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