ELSA’S LAND / ЗЕМЛЯ ЭЛЬЗЫ – Russia , 2020, 98 min., Drama.
Director: Yuliya Kolesnik
Writers: Yuliya Kolesnik, Yaroslava Pulinovich
Cast: Irina Pechernikova, Venyamin Smekhov, Anna Ukolova, Sergey Epishev, Lubov Konstantinova, Vladimir Goryushin
A retired geography teacher Leonid (Veniamin Smekhov) and an ethnic German woman Elsa (Irina Pechernikova) meet and fall in love. Their friends and family are appalled: both Elsa and Leonid are in their 70s. They declare war on this relationship – which to them seems indecent, inconvenient, and threatening to the material well-being of the couple’s children and grandchildren.
Awards and nominations:
- Nika Awards 2021 – Nominee Nika Best Supporting Actress – Anna Ukolova