NO LOOKING BACK
by Kirill Sokolov
Russia, 2021, 98'
Family dysfunction reaches boiling point as three generations of waring women face-off
After four years in prison, Olga is determined to start over, and first of all she wants to get her ten-year-old daughter back. However, her overbearing mother isn't letting her grandchild go without a fight. The family conflict quickly spirals out of control, resulting in a frenzied and violent wild goose chase, with each character willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want.
Cast & Crew
Victoria Korotkova, Anna Mikhalkova, Sofia Krugova, Alexander Yatsenko, Danil Steklov, Olga Lapshina, Vitaly Khaev
Production company: METRAFILMS
Producer: Artem Vasilyev, Igor Mishin
Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021
Fantasy Filmfest 2022
Cleveland IFF 2022
Wisconsin FF 2022
Golden Horse Fantastic FF (GHFFF) 2022
Fantaspoa IFF 2022
Jim Thorpe Independent FF 2022
Slash 1/2 FF 2022
Best Actress Award (Sofia Krugova) - Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021
Best Director Award (Kirill Sokolov) and Special Mention for Upcoming Actress (Sofia Krugova) - Fantaspoa IFF 2022
Kirill Sokolov was born in Leningrad in 1989. Studied at the Physics & Technology Faculty of St. Petersburg Polytechnical University of Peter the Great; in 2013 enrolled in the department of direction of fiction film at the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors (class of V. Khotinenko, P. Finn and V. Fenchenko). His short films participated in national and international events. In 2018 he made his first feature film, the black comedy “Why Don’t You Just Die?”. The film won the first prize, and took top place in a vote of film critics, at the Window to Europe festival (Vyborg), and competed at the IFF Sitges; it won several awards in international events of genre cinema. NO LOOKING BACK is Kirill Sokolov’s second work as director.
2021 — No Looking Back — full-length feature
2018 — Why Don’t You Just Die? — full-length feature
2015 — Fire — short fiction
2014 — The Outcome — short fiction