STAND

By Jonathan TAIEB

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Second film - Completed 2014

After taking a wrong turn in their car, a gay Russian couple witnesses what they believe is a vicious gay bashing. The slow-burning film is highly topical, given the intense worldwide outrage over Russia’s mistreatment of gays and the country’s 2013 federal law prohibiting homosexual “propaganda".

Festivals
& Awards

Frameline San Francisco 2014
Kiev Molodist 2014
Mix Brasil 2014
Paris Human Rights Film Festival 2014
Cottbus International Film Festival 2014
Espoo Cine 2015
Paraguay LGBT Film Festival 2015
Best Gay Feature Film
Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Second film, LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jonathan TAIEB
    • Writer(s)
    • Jonathan TAIEB, Constance FISCHBACH, Frederic JEAN-JACQUES, Anthony ROBIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jonathan TAIEB (Grizouille Production), Frederic JEAN-JACQUES (Grizouille Production), Chlagou SAMI (Grizouille Production)
    • Synopsis
    • After taking a wrong turn in their car, a young gay Russian couple witnesses what they believe is a vicious gay bashing. The slow-burning film is highly topical, given the intense worldwide outrage over Russia’s mistreatment of gays and the country’s 2013 federal law prohibiting homosexual “propaganda.” Anton and Vlad make a handsome pair, sharing a loving and natural chemistry in the comfortable privacy of their Moscow apartment. For Anton, the burden of what they may have witnessed outweighs Vlad’s fear of probing too deeply into the incident. Anton talks his skeptical lover into launching their own amateur investigation into the hate crime. Their risky search for the truth has unexpected and grim consequences.
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