Film Archive

Puberty

Documentary Film
Russia
2019
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Elena Kondrateva
Elena Kondrateva
Elena Kondrateva
Liza Kozlova, Elena Kondrateva
Yurij Geddert
A mother of four children puzzles about love. One thing is clear: She needs sex. She also knows: So many allegedly happy couples hold on to their mutual error. It’s more honest to get a divorce. The Russian original title means “age of transition”. And that can hit you in every phase of life. The teenagers discuss with their mother what strategies can be used to face it. The experienced midwife, in all frankness, chooses her own path to happiness.

Saskia Walker



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Documentary Film.