International Competition

Ice Under His Feet

Kirill Nenashev
Screening time  
28.03. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5  
30.03. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 4  

Masha and Ilya were born around the time Vladimir Putin came to power. The girl and the boy, just like their friends, wanted to live in a free, democratic and open country. Fighting for freedom and their future, they organize debate clubs and protest actions, participate in pickets and give lectures. They support their comrades who are behind bars, trying to change the minds of their relatives, friends and ordinary passers-by in various Russian cities. The centuries-old machine of unfreedom sweeps the boys away. War breaks out. And we all find ourselves in another reality. Director Kirill Nenashev's footage, paired with moving archival film, offers an intimate look at the world of young people who believe in a better Russia without Putin.


Kirill Nenashev

Kirill Nenashev was born in 1985 in Pavlovski Posad, Moscow Region. In 2003-2008 he studied in the Law Faculty of the State University for Land Management. In 2010-2012 he studied in the Artkino Film School. In 2012-2014 he studied at the Higher Courses of Film Directors and Film Writers at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, in Alexander Proshkin’s workshop.
He is co-founder and coordinator of the civic project network “Politics Space” (2018). The project covers 10 regions of Russia and aims to educate young people, including a project on media literacy, critical thinking and project management together with the European Commission. Co-author and organiser of Emigration for Action (March 2022), a Russian emigration initiative to help Ukrainian refugees in Georgia.

General sponsor

Germany, Georgia, Czech Republic
2022, 92'

Directed by:
Kirill Nenashev

Screenplay by:
Salome Machaidze, Kirill Nenashev

Kirill Nenashev

Edited by:
Salome Machaidze, Kirill Nenashev

Kirill Nenashev

Produced by:
Goslab studio

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA (2022), Kaohsiung FF (2022), IFF of Ottawa (2023)