15 August 1990. Viktor Tsoi, the Soviet Union’s most famous rock star, leader of the band Kino, a symbol of freedom and change, dies in an accident on a Latvian highway. The bus driver who was involved in the tragic accident will bring his body back to Leningrad.
A party of mourners – Tsoi’s wife and her new boyfriend, his mistress, his producer, his young son and an obsessed photographer – are part of the trip back. This is going to be a long trip, the perfect occasion for an agonizing unravelling of love, jealousy, ambition, and greed.
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Alexey Uchitel, film director and producer, ROCK FILMS STUDIO. Alexey Uchitel founded Moscow- and Saint Petersburg-based film production company Rock Films in 1991. He has produced more than 30 award winning films that were participants of A-level film festivals. The films produced by Uchitel received nominations for the Golden Globe and have been put forward for nominations for the Oscar. Among these films - The Fool (Ecumenical jury Prize for best film in Locarno), Bite the Dust (Cannes Official program in the section “Special screening”), The Mayor (premiered in Cannes), The Edge (Oscar Long List for the Best Foreign Language Film Nomination), Captive (Best Director in Karlovy Vary, Grand Prix in Cottbus), The Whaler Boy (Best Director’s Award at Venice Days, Venice Film Festival 2020) etc. Alexey Uchitel’s studio Rock Films has been known for its support for first-time directors. Alexey is the President of the Message to Man International Film Festival since 2010.