In a small community, in the northern part of rural Russia, an ensemble of characters is about to have their worlds turned upside down.
Danila is a sixteen-year-old boy, living with his Mom and Dad on the edge of a small town surrounded by an endless forest. His life primarily revolves around his home and the road he walks every day to get to school. But between his house and school lives Katya, a woman twice his age. Danila spends hours watching her from an old shed on the edge of the forest. He would never dare to think about being with her. Until one day he sees his father, who is facing an avalanche of problems of his own, show up at Katya’s doorstep.
THE FOREST is a different coming of age tale, set against the vast and remote backdrop of the Russian countryside. It’s a story about family, violence, desire and the loss of innocence.