The debut feature by the director Felix Mikhailov is
a touching comedy covering the stories of five drag queens that shine on
Moscow’s travesty scene, but at the same time they have to oppose homophobic
stereotypes of Russian society, first of all – in their families.
The characters are played by five actors whose regular images have nothing
to do with cross-dressing. Besides, the movie features appearances
from the Russian stars like Renata Litvinova and Ingeborga Dapkunaite
who once participated in Berlinale’s jury. Jolly Fellows was released
in Russia in October 2009 and made quite a stir in press.