• Director – Jerzy Sladkowski
  • Producer – Antonio Russo Merenda
  • DOP – Wojciech Staron
  • Editor – Jakub Sladkowski Agnieszka Bojanowska
  • Sales – CAT&Docs, Paris
  • Duration – 92 min
  • Year – 2015


Twenty-two-year-old Oleg doesn’t live up to his mother Marina’s idea of a real man. She thinks he’s an autistic loafer. Oleg doesn’t have any need for friendships, either. Marina wants him to improve his life and subjects him to a series of unconventional treatments. In one particularly uncomfortable scene, we see the therapist riding him as if he were a horse. Another psychiatrist tells Oleg how useless he is and that he will always be alone. Strangely enough the camera seems to be welcome everywhere, and it closely follows these dramatic developments. When will Oleg be allowed to be himself at last? Salvation eventually comes from an unexpected source. It is an encouraging victory for humanity.

Screening on: 23 October

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