Temporary Difficulties

Vremennye Trudnosti

RUS 2018
Director : Mikhail Raskhodnikov
Cast : Ivan Okhlobystin, Ilya Ryazanov, Rinal Mukhametov, Victoria Solovyova, Ian Tsapnik, Irina Pegova

85 Min. | OmeU | Original with english Subtitles
German Premiere
Independent Section

Sascha is born with polio, but his father does not see this as a reason to treat him any differently. His raising is actually willingly stricter, willingly harder. Despite his paralysis, Sascha has to do difficult homework, keep up with healthy kids and fight for everything. In his father’s eyes that’s the only way he will ever be able to stand on his own two feet. He does. But even years later, Sascha has not fully come to terms with the severity and degradation of his childhood. He’s meanwhile a successful business coach known for his radical methods, but has had no contact with his father in ages. But when an opportunity for a reunion presents itself, he jumps at it. Powerfully driven by Rinal Kovalev’s performance, this second feature by writer-director Mikhail Rashodikov announces a new powerful voice of independent cinema. With the story of a paralyzed boy he has created a moving portrait of a country immobilized under the leaden weight of the Iron Curtain, which is slowly rising from the ashes of communism. A family, a country, temporary difficulties. An inspirational film.