The old Russian city of Tolyatti which once was a symbol of progress and socialist pride is nowadays the poorest one in Russia. It was known for its car industry, mainly for the legendary car called LADA. Currently it's a deteriorated place, stuck in the moment and with the highest youth unemployment rates out of all the country. In this desolated context arises Boyevaya Klassika, a teenager's movement based on the idea of rescuing the old cars from the local factory. They aren't only able to give these icons a second chance but they also turn them into a distraction, rebelliousness and expression towards hope. Tolyatti Adrift wants to explore the conflicts and dreams of the youth in this city. Even though they have been thrown into a place where there seems to be no hope and they are surrounded by hard circumstances, the group is able to start a true movement of expression.
80min + 52min
Les Films d'Ici
Radio Canada, France 2, Televisió de Catalunya