The Stroll


Director: Alexey Uchitel

Screen Play by: Advotya Smirnova

Director of Photography: Yury Klimenko Pavel Kostomarov

Art-director: Eugene Mitta

Costume designer: Elena Suprun

Make-up artist: Tamara Frid

Sound Director: Kirill Vasilenko

Composer: Alexey Goribol

Editor: Yelena Andreeva

Starring: Irina Pegova Pavel Barshak Eugeny Tsyganov Eugeny Grishkovets

Producer: Alexey Uchitel

Production: Rock Films with the support of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Melodrama

Time: 90 min


Today’s twenty-something Russians are the first generation in the country’s post-communist history to have grown up free. Their twenties are the age of freedom, of fast-changing events and intense emotions. Perhaps only at this age they can live a whole life in one day.
A young girl and her two accident companions walk halfway around St.-Petersburg; they flirt and tease each other, and for ninety minutes they act out a real-time romantic drama. This stroll is full of laughter and tears against a backdrop of the hustle and bustle of the streets and some mystifying secret that keeps the audience in suspense. In the end, the mystery is resolved, forever uniting the story with the city. St. Petersburg has never been seen like this before. The city is not shown as a phantom, museum, specter or ruin. This is Petersburg on- line, a beautiful, busting city, in which young Russian Europeans live and suffer freely and easily. 

  • Prize
    International Film Festival Cottbus

    Special Jury Prize for the Outstanding Artistic Solution, FIPRESCI Prize, Boulder Prize

  • Best film
    International Film Festival Cleveland
  • Best film
    International Film Festival Syracuse
  • Grand prix
    Window to Europe Film Festival

    Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Female Character

  • Award
    The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia "Golden Eagle"

    The Best Actress, Nominee for the Best Film, Best Photography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor in Supporting Role

  • Nomination
    National Academy Awards Nika

    Nominee for the Best Screenplay, Best Actor in Supporting Role,