Following the death of his wife and loss of his job, a Russian engineer sets off from Moscow with his 11 year old son for his sister's house, in the Black Sea resort of Koktebel. With no money or means of transport, they drift through Russia's expansive and mesmerising landscape at the mercy of chance. For the father, the journey is an attempt to restore self respect, piece together his broken life and win back the trust of his son. For the boy, the mythic coastal town holds the key to a new life and emancipation. Boris Khlebnikov and Alexei Popogrebsky's critically acclaimed, award-winning road movie is a wonderfully acted, delicately observed and beautifully shot drama that has been favourably compared to the work of directors such as Terrence Malick, Andrei Tarkovsky and Francois Truffaut.