The Second World War: the unexpected appearance of a wounded German soldier generates discord and tension in a female household in Belarus. Compassion and altruism collide with bitter thoughts of revenge.
Franka has no doubt that Richard deserves not the slightest mercy, after all her children, murdered by German soldiers, didn't receive any. Her neighbours don't share her sentiments however. Is one to regard the latter as mercy or naivety?
Back at the FFC 2017 director Mitriy Semenov-Aleynikov provided early evidence, with his short film THE SAME BLOOD, of a keen understanding of nuanced character and the elements that go to make up the suspense of evolving human relations. This year he returns with FRANKA, not only an unusual take on the Second World War from the perspective of the former Soviet Republics but also a work that confronts audiences with a complex moral dilemma. DJ
+7 917 559 45 66
Mitriy Semenov-Aleynikov - born in 1990 in Minsk, Belarus. In 2011 he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts with a degree in acting. He then was admitted to VGIK in 2013 to study directing and screenwriting. Currently he is working as a director, screenwriter and producer.