A girl of a Russian mother and an Azerbaijani father travels from Moscow to a small town in Azerbaijan to meet her paternal family, a cultural encounter that becomes a beautiful and unforgettable life experience.
AWARDS: Best Documentary Film. Almaty International Film Festival/ Best Feature-Length Documentary Film. International Film Festival “Message to Man”/ Best Feature-Length Documentary Film. Zagreb Tourfilm Festival/ Best Anthropological Film. Russian Anthropological Film Festival/ Best Feature-Length Documentary Film. International Film Festival/ Best Documentary Film. International Tourism Film Festival "Dating Russia"/ Special Jury Mention. LET'S CEE Film Festival/ Best Documentary Film. International Film Festival "Bereginya"/ Best Feature-Length Documentary Film. International Film Festival "Türk Dünyası"/ Best Cinematography. National Award "Laurel Branch"
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Visions du Réel/ Sarajevo Film Festival/ Zagreb Film Festival/ LET'S CEE Film Festival/ Eberswalde Filmfest/ “Message to Man” International Film Festival, Russia/ International Documentary Film Festival Cronograf in Chisinau/ Almaty International Film Festival "Shaken's Stars"/ Russian Anthropological Film Festival/ Ciné-DOC Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival/ 'Saratov Sufferings' International Film Festival of Documentary Drama/ International Documentary Film Festival "Russia"/ Baku International Film Festival/ "Cinema Verite" Iran International Documentary Film Festival/ Trento Film Festival/ Zagreb Tourfilm Festival/ Heimat-Filmfestival/ KFJ Film Festival/ Jahorina Film Fest/ CMS International Children’s Film Festival/ Türk Dünyası Belgesel Film Festivali
My Kith and Kith. A girl and the encounter of two cultures
Lolita, a girl who grew up in Moscow, accepts her father's invitation to travel to Azerbaijan for the first time to meet her paternal family in the small Azerbaijani town they are from.
Once there, Lolita demonstrates her willingness to go beyond the cultural distances and strengthen ties with her family, especially with her grandparents, who feel jubilant about the presence of the girl.
Soon, the generational distance and the different realities of the city life and the countryside emerge at peak moments, and this is when Lolita faces her most intense discoveries during this sobering trip.