Frightful, new and old

New Year. The longest and the most significant holiday in Russia when everybody is gathering around one big table. The heroes of our table are the 20-year-old almost-graduates who are worrying about their future in the unstable present. They find the archives from their childhood in order to cope with their fears. But will it help them to get where their lives are headed?

  • Mila Lychkina
  • Mila Lychkina
  • Mila Lychkina
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Страшный, новый, старый
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Вriva University
Director Biography - Mila Lychkina

An independent filmmaker from Russia. While studying Journalism at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) as the major, Mila has also integrated into film studies via documentary filmmaking courses both at HSE (2019-2023) and independent non-governmental universities (2022-2023). She's made a course project documentary about two young film directors last year, this year Mila's debuting with a documentary in the I-movie genre.

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Director Statement

After studying journalism I got completely disappointed in this profession and totally lost about my future. Since childhood I wanted to become a film director but somehow chose to study another major. It turned out that most of my friends were also scared of the future and their career paths. And that's where I got to realize that being afraid all together was not that bad than being completely alone in my fears.