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He left his distinctive footprints of low-budget film making in the U.K - now Alexander Bakshaev finally prepares to take over his motherland Russia.
With his newest project Tenderness - Zärtlichkeit the filmmaker takes it to a russian town to present it in the way he presents things best - in all their rugged, unpretentious rawness.
The short-film shows Franz (Pippo Schund), an unambitious young German, searching for his mother in Russia, after having received a mysterious letter from her. Franz hails from a monotonous life in Germany which has become indisputable truth for him. By failing to find his mother - the last symbol of jaunty tenderness in his life - Franz irreversibly falls into a dark hole of despair.
With this film Alexander Bakshaev proves his status as an underground phenomenon. On a low budget he digs into human psychology and paints a nearly surreal picture of failure, abandonment and misery. Without eexcessive pathos Tenderness - Zärtlichkeit is intruding construction of a young man‘s trials and tribulation.
TENDERNESS will be released in the very near future, expect selected UK screenings and more info soon!