Ilya AKSIONOV
Илья АКСЕНОВ
Ilia AKSIONOV
Russia, 2020, 100mn 
fiction
Rodnye
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Родные

 

 The Relatives

 La Famille

 
Directed by : Ilya AKSIONOV (Илья АКСЕНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey KAZAKOV (Алексей КАЗАКОВ), Zhora KRYZHOVNIKOV (Жора КРЫЖОВНИКОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey BURUNOV (Сергей БУРУНОВ) ...father
Irina PEGOVA (Ирина ПЕГОВА) ...mother
Semyon TRESKUNOV (Семён ТРЕСКУНОВ) ...Sanya
MONETOCHKA ( МОНЕТОЧКА) ...Nastya
Katerina BEKKER (Катерина БЕККЕР)
Nikita PAVLENKO (Никита ПАВЛЕНКО )
Sergey SHAKUROV (Сергей ШАКУРОВ)
Anna UKOLOVA (Анна УКОЛОВА)
 
Cinematography : Mikhail SOLOVIEV (Михаил СОЛОВЬЕВ), Anton ZENKOVICH (Антон ЗЕНКОВИЧ)
Production design : Yulia FEOFANOVA (Юлия ФЕОФАНОВА), Irina GRAJDANKINA (Ирина ГРАЖДАНКИНА)
Music : Igor MATVIENKO (Игорь МАТВИЕНКО)
Editing : Anton ANISIMOV (Антон АНИСИМОВ), Yuri KARIH (Юрий КАРИХ)
Produced by : Pavel BURIA (Павел БУРЯ), Aleksey KAZAKOV (Алексей КАЗАКОВ), Ilya STUART (Илья СТЮАРТ)
Release Date in Russia : 11/02/2020
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
The plot of The Relatives revolves around a family’s journey to Grushinskii festival, the famous guitar music festival annually held outside Samara. The family of six has to let go of their immediate plans (ranging from a volleyball game to leaving for Canada) as they embark on a road-trip helping their middle-aged father realize his long-life dream of performing a song on the Grushinskii stage. While the premise of the film seems suspiciously familiar to the American classic Little Miss Sunshine (2006) following a family trip with a similar ambition, The Relatives is a profoundly local post-Soviet story uneasily hiding a generational drama under the guise of a road-movie comedy.
Kinokultura
 

commentaries
Il’ia Aksenov: The Relatives (Rodnye, 2021), Tatiana EFREMOVA, Perestroikino, 2021
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021