Thursday, 9 June 2016
Oksana Karas: Good boy - Хороший мальчик (2016)
Director: Oksana Karas
Writers: Roman Kantor, Oksana Karas
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Ieva Andrejevaite, Mikhail Efremov
"Good Boy" tells about six days from the life of the widely-read and for his age quite self-confident sixth-former Kolya Smirnov. The week begins with a kaleidoscope of events. First, Kolya falls in love with his teacher. Second, someone sets fire to the school's extension that houses the new computers. Third, the headmaster's daughter Ksiusha, who is in the year above Kolya, falls in love with him, having decided that it was Kolya who burnt down the school. Well, and to top it all, Kolya's dad declares the family's transition to 12/36 regime, which does not allow our protagonist to sleep and focus his mind. There are only a few days left until the Saturday school party, where all the characters of this comedy of human foibles and illusions will come together: the boy must sort out his love life, investigate arson, and figure out how to get along with his parents. Suddenly, the headmaster makes him an unexpected offer...