Every year on 8 March Russia's telephone systems transmit millions of calls and SMS messages. Hardworking analysts have calculated that the overwhelming majority of phone calls is to the most important woman in the life of each man: the mother.
We have grown up: prepared applications and bouquets of flowers bought purely for mum's pleasure are long-forgotten habits of childhood. Henceforth we congratulate our mums in an adult way: we wait until they wake up and dial their phone number.
But what if there were a collapse, and due to overload the telephone network would fail? No connection. What is to be done? Some will wait until it's been restored and congratulate in the evening or even on the next day. Others, as the heroes of our flm-almanac, will change their plans and congratulate their mums on the day, personally, as they did as children!
Eight different congratulations and situations. Eight different MUMS.
Director Tikhon Kornev
Cast: Anastasia Zavorotniuk, Igor Vernik, Andrei Fedortsov, Sergei Pokhodaev
Director Ashot Keshchian
Cast: Alexei Gorbunov, Nina Ruslanova, Olga Tumaikina, Mikhail Krylov, Yulia Grishina, Ararat Keshchian, Ilya Kostiukov
I'M NOT KOLYA
Director Karen Oganesian
Cast: Mikhail Porechenkov, Yekaterina Vasilieva, Alexander Oleshko, Sergei Gazarov
Director Eldar Salavatov
Cast: Gosha Kutsenko, Ksenia Buravskaya, Ivan Kokorin, Alexei Ogurtsov, Semen Treskunov
FATHER AND SON
Director Sarik Andreasian
Cast: Yegor Beroyev, Ravshana Kurkova, Mikhail Striukov
TO MY FAVOURITE
Director Dmitri Diuzhev
Cast: Sergei Bezrukov, Yelena Korikova, Olga Volkova, Mikhail Bagdasarov, Vladimir Sychev
Director Yevgeni Abyzov
Cast: Marina Golub, Fedor Dobronravov, Ivan Dobronravov
Director Alan Badoyev
Cast: Dmitri Diuzhev, Liya Akhedzhakova, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Petr Fedorov