Unwanted

108'
Russia 2021
16+
fiction, drama
Director Lena Lanskih
Scriptwriter Lena Lanskih, Ekaterina Perfilova
DOP Mikhael Weizenfeld
Producer Natalya Drozd, Sergey Selyanov
Studio CTB Film Company
Cast Anastasiya Strukova, Olga Malahova, Vladimir Shabelnikov, Tatyana Tihmeneva, Slava Baranov, Ivan Ivashov
Festivals
2021 San Sebastian International Film Festival (Best debut film)
2021 Kinotavr
Fourteen-year-old Vika lives in a small provincial town in Russia’s Ural region. She picks wild berries that grow on the wetlands and helps her mom sell them in the street market. She enjoys choreography classes in school. And she has a baby that nobody should ever know about.

Lena Lanskih

Lena was born and raised in Tyumen. After completing a degree in linguistics and cross-cultural communication, she moved to Moscow to pursue her career in directing and acting. After graduating from the Moscow School of New Cinema, Lena worked as a script supervisor and assistant director for Channel One Russia, TNT, as well as in independent cinema. She wrote and directed several short films that were featured at multiple Russian and international festivals, and garnered recognition and awards.