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January 22, 2021 - January 26, 2021
Heartthrob Alexander Petrov is 20-year old Eduard Streltsov, the rising star of Soviet soccer. About to face Pelé in the World Cup, he loses everything when he’s accused of a heinous crime. With his future looking hopeless, Streltsov must earn back the love of the nation. Based on true events, this is 27-year old director Ilya Uchitel’s feature film debut.
- Director: Ilya Uchitel
- Screenplay: Konstantin Chelidze
- Starring: Alexander Petrov, Victor Dobronravov, Stasia Miloslavskaya
- Rating: 6+
- Length: 101 min
- Genre: Sports, Drama, Biography
DID YOU KNOW: This is the first feature for the director, Ilya Uchitel, whose father, Alexei Uchitel, is also presenting a film – Tsoy – at the 2020 festival. The film is based on the real story of Soviet soccer prodigy Eduard Streltsov.