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2017 | 1h 58m | Drama
A high school student explores his beliefs, challenging his peers.
In the coastal city of Kaliningrad, Venya believes the world is nearing its end. He studies the Bible obsessively, incessantly quoting chapter and verse. His refusal to undress for swimming lessons is the unusual first step on a path to religious fanaticism. Conflict with his mother and classmates develops into a confrontation with his biology teacher Elena, as he objects to Darwinian theories of evolution and ‘modern’ teachings on sex and homosexuality. Meanwhile in the background lies Venya's conflicted sexuality, anti...