THE DIARY OF THE FIRST-GRADER’S MOM
Events in the film unfold in chronological order from the first PTA meeting to the last day of school first grader, illuminating the brightest days of the boy, his mom and dad.
Vasja’s family understands how carelessly they had lived before, and how much trouble and anxiety school time brings. The first year of Vasya’s study is a kind of miniature that unfolds the whole life. Friendship, first love, the throes of creation, betrayal, life in the community, hard work, overcoming the “obstacles” – that is, literally, like a snowball coming down a little boy. Who would support? Who would explain? Who would give an advice? Only the unity of the family and the school can help the child to cope with difficulties, which in turn makes parents proud of the boy. Now he feels more confident, and starts to adapt to adult life. Time goes unnoticed. Being in a lyrical mood, parents notice: “Well, the first class has ended …”
Production: Russia, 2014
Duration: 75 min
Directed by: Andrey Silkin
Cast: Svetlana Hodchenkova, Dmitry Endaltsev, Dima Polunin, Elena Yakvleva, Victor Sukhorukov, Galina Polskih