THE PENCIL

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THE PENCIL

Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. She starts teaching art in a local school, and is determined to lift the spirit of the downtrodden children in her class. But she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

Producer: Victoria Films, Salt Studio
Written and directed by Natalya Nazarova
Location: Russia
Cast: Nadezhda Gorelova, Vladimir Mishukov
GENRE: Drama
TIME: 90 min