“Spectacular. Stunning … An outstanding Russian drama of fractured families, money and quiet desperation.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Elena (Nadezhda Markina) finally clawed her way out of poverty by marrying a wealthy man – but happiness remains tantalizingly outside her reach. Now she’s a submissive sixty-something grandmother, rattling around inside a gilded cage, trapped in a loveless, and faltering marriage. Their Moscow city apartment may be plush and luxurious, but Vladimir holds the purse-strings tight. Elena’s hopes of helping her family out of the slums are unforeseeably crushed, as she comes up with a desperate – almost unthinkable – plan.
This noir thriller is a riveting trip deep into the darker side of human nature, examining just what it takes to fray and sever the ties that bind.