Above the Sky (2019)
Director: Oksana Karas
Cast: Viktoria Tolstoganova, Aleksei Agranovich, Taisiya Vilkova, Polina Vitorgan
18-year old Sasha has spent countless summers at a country resort with her older sister, parents and coterie of summer friends whose teenage love affairs have taken on increasing intensities. But Sasha is always under the vigilant eye of her mother. She is protected and held back from playing with the others until she meets the handsome young Misha - a strange boy whose past is shrouded in secrecy. Sasha does not suspect that after this meeting, her life will change forever and her feelings will fly high above the sky. A beautiful, sunny and complex coming-of-age film that is not just about the breathless and awkward teenage desires. It is an acute examination of the complex feelings that parents experience as their relationships change with as their kids grow up but their sexual desires intervene. Oksana Karas has crafted a sophisticated and visually resplendent romantic drama.