In Vain

The family of Yana and Yura is on the brink of a catastrophe. Yana has a terminal stage of stomach cancer. Together with Youra, they share a tiny Moscow flat with their 16-year-old daughter.
Few would suspect them of anything wrong, but several years ago, both managed to give up heroin. Soon they got hooked on a new synthetic drug called Alpha. That’s put everything they had on stake again. The end has never been so close but why are they so powerless than ever before?

  • Nikita Andrew Chernyshev
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Оставь Себя
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Russian
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Moscow School of New Cinema
  • Docs Without Borders

    United States
    January 9, 2022
Director - Nikita Andrew Chernyshev