THE FOREST | Tromsø International Film Festival

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January 18-24 2021

Program 2019

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.

Orginal title: 
LES
Director: 
Roman Zhigalov
Actors: 
Oleg Shibayev, Natalya Rychkova, Oleg Feoktistov, Maria Avramkova
Run time: 
1 hour 37 min
Year: 
2018
Country: 
Russia
Dialogue: 
Russian
Subtitles: 
English
Producer: 
Roman Zhigalov
Age rating: 
15
Premiere status: 
Norwegian premiere
Director info: 

Roman Zhigalov (b. 1977) is a producer and director from the Arkhangelsk region in Russia. He studied film at the Northern Arctic Federal University and has been working on various projects in film and television for the past ten years. THE FOREST is his feature film directorial debut.