About Ya normalniy (Normal)

by Carole Milleliri

"Normal work, normal wages"… In his sweet 16, Sasha wants none of this. How can you find your way when you are pressured into mediocrity? And how can you break free from the walls of your heritage? In this naturalistic film where the vitality of the shots merges with the hero’s racing heart, Michael Borodin skilfully conveys the liveliness and the desire one has before dreams fade away and fatality takes over. Even if the concrete walls are covered with the words "I love you", the horizon seems bleak in the pale light of this nameless city.

At La Semaine de La Critique