A Long and Happy Life
Sasha has recently left the big city to live what he imagined to be a more simple and happier life in rural Russia. He has bought a farm and met a woman who he wants to build a life with, and for a while everything seems perfect. But when the state starts expropriating land from local farmers without considering what this does to the community, Sasha sides with the locals in their fight to preserve their traditional way of life. A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE is a decidedly Russian drama about money, corruption and tradition.
BORIS KHLEBNIKOV is a young and promising Russian director. His first full-length feature film, KOKTEBEL, was made in collaboration with his friend, Alexej Popogrebski, and screened at the Berlin Film festival in 2004.