Directed by Konstantin Lopushansky.
Based on the novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Cast: Gregory Hlady, Leonid Mozgovoy, Aleksey Kortnev
Awards: Grand-Prix of the Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival (Italy)
The script for «The Ugly Swans» is based on the story about so called ghost town where the boarding school for gifted children was located. A young and frightfully strange generation was growing up there, infinite number of commissions and special services scrutinizing closely this anomaly were chasing around. A hero, who had to carry out his own investigation, appeared against these events. But that was only his excuse. He arrived to this town just to save his child. The fight between the characters arose not for the certain children but for the form of the Future that had to be chosen by the mankind.