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New Wonder

Country
Russian Federation
Genre
Coming of Age, Fantasy, drama
Project Status
In-Production
Synopsis

Seven young people (16-18 years old) living in a metropolis, united by a common secret, begin a game where everyone has a role to play. In the world of play, in the middle of Taiga, in an ancient Scythian mound, there are mutants who have not been spared by an ecological disaster. Many years ago, they left the big world, seeing it as a danger to their children, who were growing up different from others. The children brought up in the mound have preserved the cultural traditions of their people, but they speak and think in many languages, understanding the diversity and richness of the world. Their lives remain closed to others.
The overwhelming desire to be truly happy inspires Polina (17) to devise rules of the game and offer them to the others. It soon becomes clear that the game does not obey the rules, and fictional heroes are as unhappy as their creators. Events in the game offer the heroes a difficult and the only way to happiness – to overcome the silence they have been condemned to since their childhood and talk about the secret that unites their destinies.

Directors note
Original title
Novoe Chudo
Completion date
Budget
530000 €
Financed
390000 €
Looking for
Swedish, French, Swiss, Belgian, Iceland or German co-producers; co-producers for post-production, soundtrack and sound design and animation elements; broadcasters, VoD platforms, distributors and sales agents
Contact name
Kolomna Film Studio