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Nazavzhdy-Nazavzhdy (Forever-Forever)

Orizzonti Extra
Anna Buryachkova
Digital Religion - DGTL RLGN (Natalia Libet, Vitalii Sheremetiev, Oleksii Zgonik, Lyuba Knorozok), Rinkel Film (Rinskje Raap, Reinier Selen)
Running Time:
Ukraine, Netherlands
Main Cast:
Alina Cheban, Zachary Shadrin, Arthur Aliiev, Yelyzaveta Tsilyk, Daria Zhykharska, Asia Pshenychna, Klim Reva, Yevhenii Bykov, Vladyslav Mykhalchuk, Valeriia Berezovska, Arsenii Markov, Nataliia Korpan, Oleh Drach, Yuriy Vutyanov, Nina Savelieva, Olena Lazovich, and Daria Malakhova
Marina Stepanska, Anna Buryachkova
Lena Chekhovska
Yurii Reznichenko
Production Designer:
Oleksandra Patoka
Costume Designer:
Dariia Filshyna
Lika Bugaeva
Mykhailo Zakutskyi, Lode Woltersom, Jaim Sahuleka


After transferring from a downtown high school, Tonia joins a new gang of tough youngsters, trying to find protection and a place to truly belong. They spend their time together, roaming the post- socialist suburbs of Kyiv, having fun and getting into trouble. Soon Tonia falls in love with Zhurik, whilst also longing for Sania and finds herself tangled up in an alluring secret love triangle. But Tonia’s abusive past still haunts her, challenging this newfound friendship and romance. Will she be able to find her way or will she lose herself in this new controversial relationship? Set in the late 1990s Kyiv, this is a story of the young and rebellious amidst the ruins of the Soviet regime. Of those who had to grow up faster due to circumstances but got lost in the adult world. A story that we must constantly remember, because some things only exist in the moment, while others last forever.

Director’s Statement

This film is a love song for the lost teenagers of the late 1990s, who grew up in the ruins of the Soviet regime and were told the rule: if no one loves you, you won’t survive. Seeking love and validation in someone’s else eyes, we lived by compromising abuse and injustice to get more attention. Being a teenager means that every bit of existence is only here and now, that is, forever. Every love is forever, every relationship is forever, every drama is forever. So now, as adults, we have to finally grow up and realise that the only validation and love we need is our own. Such understanding always requires accepting loneliness and embracing responsibility for one’s own life.


PRODUCTION 1: Natalia Libet, Vitalii Sheremetiev, Oleksii Zgonik, Lyuba Knorozok - Digital Religion (DGTL RLGN)
70A Saksakhanskoho Street, Office 1
01032 – Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel. +380 5022199
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dgtl_rlgn/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dgtlrlgn

PRODUCTION 2: Rinskje Raap, Reinier Selen - Rinkel Film BV
Veemarkt, 180
1019 - DG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 206163231
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rinkelfilm/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RinkelFilm
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rinkel-film-bv/

WORLD SALES: Daniela Cölle, Benjamin Cölle - PLUTO FILM Distribution Network GmbH
Schliemannstrasse 5
10437 - Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 03021918220
info@plutofilm.de www.plutofilm.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plutofilm/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/plutofilm.de/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/plutofilm/

PRESS OFFICE: Mirjam Wiekenkamp - NOISE Film & TV
Rapenburgerstraat 109
1011 VL – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 628652249

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