2020, Fiction, 110'
Script: Christian J. Koch & Josa Sesink
Director: Christian Johannes Koch
in coproduction with SRG/SRF
Distribution CH: Frenetic Films
Release CH: 29. April 2021
San Sebastian, Zurich Film Festival, Sao Paulo
Winter, in a rural area. Marina, a teacher in her mid-forties, leads a quiet family life with her husband and daughter. But appearances are deceptive. In secret she has an affair with Artem, the father of her student Ulyana. Both have lived in Switzerland for years without a residence permit. When the girl is caught stealing, the game of hide-and-seek comes to light and puts everyone involved in trouble.
SPAGAT / ШПАГАТ starring Rachel Braunschweig (ZWINGLI) and Aleksey Serebryakov (Cannes hit LEVIATHAN) is a topical and gripping social drama that mirrors multilayer opposites: cold and intimacy, threat and hope, human abysses and grace of charity.