YUSHKA

By Lolita NARANOVICH

FILM COMPANY CATHARSIS - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2018

Vanya tells his younger brother a story of his childhood, how he secretly tried to find out where Yushka, the holy blacksmith's assistant was going every year. And, by chance, he became a witness of Yushka's murder. Later he would find out that Yushka was giving all his money to a poor orphan.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama, Book adaptation
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Duration
    • 19 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lolita NARANOVICH
    • Writer(s)
    • Lolita NARANOVICH
    • Producer(s)
    • Galina FESENKO (Catharsis Film Company)
    • Synopsis
    • Vanya and Kolya are looking after their sick grandfather. Vanya tells Kolya a story about Yushka. Yushka is a blacksmith’s assistant. Children (including the young Vanya) laugh and throw stones at him. Even adults hit Yushka too, venting their anger on him. Yushka himself thinks that people like him. The blacksmith pays him on time but Yushka never buys anything for himself. Every summer he leaves but nobody knows where he goes. Vanya decides to track him down. He happens to witness Yushka’s assassination. After a while a girl comes to the forge in search of Yushka. She is an orphan to whom Yushka gave all his savings so that she can live and study. She studied to become a doctor in order to treat Yushka for his consumption. Vanya finishes his story as a doctor comes to the old man, who we recognise as the girl from the story. The girl sees the patient, who turns out to be Yushka’s murderer.