Director: Sergey Snezhkin (Russia)
Born in 1954, in Leningrad. Graduated from the Department of directing at VGIK. Since 1981, was an assistant director, then director at Lenfilm. Since 1991, was a creative manager of the Barmaley film studio (St. Petersburg). Honored Artist of Arts of the Russian Federation (2000).
A social drama with elements of grotesque. Based on a Pavel Sanaev novel of the same name. The eight-year-old boy Sasha is a hostage of the despotic love of his own grandmother, he is caught in the tangle of complicated relations of his grandmother, mother and her husband.