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Parallels is about complex mother-daughter relationships, growing up, acceptance, fighting for your dreams, and most of all — love.
The film follows Lena Samoilova — a headstrong and creative teenager in suburban Russia who is figuring out who she wants to become. One thing she knows for sure — to live a creative life. While seeking the support and approval of her conservative parents, she receives news that makes her reconsider what's important in life.
Tonally, the film is a combination of tension in Lady Bird, the longing and dreaming of Begin Again, and ultimately, a tragedy in the vein of My Sister’s Keeper.
29 minutes 41 seconds
United States, Russian Federation
April 24, 2022