A story of growing up, filled with the music of "Kino", a sense of change and the triumph of youth.
“Summer Ends Soon” is the story of one summer in 1990, filled with the music of “Kino”, a feeling of change and the triumph of youth. And only the viewer knows that not only the summer of heroes will end, but the whole state.
The debut feature film directed by Yana Skopina tells the story of growing up and first love.
The film takes us to Kazakhstan in May 1990 - a few months before the death of the idol of both countries, Viktor Tsoi. At that moment, everyone in this multi-ethnic yard is a fan of the Kino group and, at the same time, grows up, preparing for an independent life.
There is no sharp theme in the film. There are no political or social problems here. Only an attempt to reflect on the theme of growing up and finding oneself, which is important at all times. And also to look back and be surprised how many simple joys fill our youth and make it special.
The story of one summer in a multinational Kazakh court.
Pain is an integral part of life. I think this movie is kind of about that. Youth is always a little with salt, and not just with gingerbread. But this is life.
Today, it is fashionable for post-Soviet directors to make a metaphor for the changes taking place in society and the country out of the death of some iconic figure. In "Asphalt Sun" it was the death of Brezhnev, here - the death of Tsoi. After his death, the perestroika generation had to grow up dramatically. Summer will end soon, there is no more hope.
I wanted to record this time as an anomaly of kindness. It’s not customary to shoot about this now, it’s more like a fairy tale. Now there is no longer what is shown in the picture. It is necessary to speak about modernity in a different language. But I must say, Alma-Ata is still warm, welcoming and hospitable.
"Summer Ends Soon” is not just a good stylization. The tram, on which the heroes, after the last bell, enter the hazy dawn, as if they had left from a perestroika or post-Soviet film. And this is not just a dedication, a tribute, but continuity: the director and screenwriter of the film, Yana Skopina is a student of Sergei Solovyov.
“Summer Ends Soon” is both a sad result of the end of the old world and a trembling expectation of the birth of a new one. The main roles in the film were played by non-professional actors, and the creators of the tape dedicated it to the memory of director Sergei Solovyov, whose "Assa" once became a real anthem for long-awaited changes.
The film “Summer Ends Soon” is a picture that is practically plotless, a kind of impressionistic sketch on the theme of a single summer from the life of one little youth and the whole country. Teenagers are the same at all times - basically, they do all sorts of indecent things. But the context of what is happening is seriously different from the current one. multiculturalism; total freedom, equality, and brotherhood; Russians, Poles, and Kazakhs growing up in the same yard - all this in the current realities seems like an impossible utopia.