Art & Culture



Jake Mobbs and Nicolas Doldinger 

UK – 2011 – 73 mins


A Russian Fairytale is an observational documentary following a gang of young adults living on the streets of the once secret military city of Perm, Russia. All born in the years of the collapse, they are the generation of Russian children who ended up on the streets after the break down of the Soviet Union. They have become a mirror of the society of this maturing democracy called the ‘Russian Federation’.


Now, on the brink of adulthood, they have created their own kind of society in order to stay alive. But will this manufactured ‘family unit’ sustain the harsh realities of drug use, abuse and contradicting morality within their own personalities? Or will it face the same moral dilemmas that the USSR faced at the time of its collapse?


Riverside Studios/ 7.15pm / £7 (£5 concessions)/ 

Thursday 31st January