With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

The Opening film of the 42nd MIFF

OPENING FILM
SILVER SKATES
SEREBRYANYE KON’KI

Director: MICHAEL LOСKSHIN
RUSSIA
2020, 136'
1899, the Christmas-time St.Petersburg. Ice-covered rivers and canals of the capital seethe with festive activities. On the eve of the new century those who should not be destined to meet, come together. They are people from different worlds: Matvey, the son of a lamplighter, whose only treasure is his silver-plated skates; Alice is the daughter of a high-ranking official dreaming of science. Each of them has his own difficult life-story, but having accidentally met they rush forward together in pursuit of their dreams.
 
Mikhail Lockshin was born in 1981. In 2003 graduated from the department of psychology at the Moscow State University. Since 2009 has been directing commercials, prizewinner of the Cannes and other festivals.