2013, 116 minutes, colour,
Directed by Anna Tchernakova
Music by Gavin Bryars
Produced by RWS
© Studia 1A
Cast: Anya Korneva, Sasha Kudriavtzev, Marina Ignatova, Igor Gordin, Natalya Tkachenko, Nina Semenova, Anastasya Fursa, Natalya Akimova, Konstantin Vorobiev, and others
Moscow, summer of 1953. Tanya, an 11-year old girl, meets a boy, Mitya. Mitya and his family have just returned from exile in the Russian Far East. Mitya had to leave behind his best friend, a dog called Hector. He is eager for Hector to join him in Moscow, but the adults declare it impossible – a large city is no place for a dog.
In an attempt to prove the adults wrong, children decide to create the perfect home for Hector – a dog’s paradise in an empty sealed room they find in the building…