The Land of Oz
New Year’s Day in Yekaterinburg. A modern Dorothy reluctantly sets out on a strange ramble through the cold city, where all kinds of bizarre figures prevent her from reaching her final destination. Slightly eccentric and hot-blooded comedy that reveals the Russian soul in a very nefarious and coarse way.
On the morning of the first day of the year, when Lenka Shabadinova visits an apartment along with her sister to beat up a Greek man there - a badly conceived undertaking with unpleasant consequences - she can’t suspect that this is far from the strangest thing that will happen to her this day.
Roaming through Yekaterinburg, she goes looking for the kiosk where she is supposed to have her first day at work. The city and its eccentric inhabitants, including a drunk who challenges her to wrestle in the snow and a musician who is very eager to show her his new music video, have different plans for the passive young woman, however. Former Tiger candidate Vasiliy Sigarev (Living) shows the tragedy of everyday life in the Ural in an eccentric and radical absurdist style that is reminiscent of his compatriot Aleksey Balabanov, who died in 2013.