Puberty (aka The Awkward Age)

Year: 2019
Country: Russia
Director: Elena Kondratyeva
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 28 min.
Age: 18+

ShowRUS! An intimate story about the shades of relationships

The heroine of the film is about 50, she is a recognized specialist in soft birth. Despite her achievements, she feels lonely. After a difficult divorce, her four children support their mother, until one day a mysterious man appears and invites her for a trip. The heroine begins travel arrangements, but not all the things go quick and easy. The film is about 21st century women balance between personal life, parenting and work.

Awards & Festivals:

Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Film Festival – participation 
Dok Leipzig Film Festival – Golden Dove
Flahertiana - International Documentary Film Festival – Best Student Film
ShowRUS! Russian Documentary Film Competition – Best Debut
Laurel Branch (Russian National Award) nomination – Best Debut 
Human Rights Film Festival Stalker – Award from Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Film Critics
St. Anna Film Festival – Best documentary
Okno Filmfest – participation
Next Wave Awards – Best Short
Chelkinofest - Open Short Film Festival (Chelyabinsk) – Special Jury Prize
Friss Hús - Budapest International Short Film Festival – Audience Award