Tolyatti, once the symbol of socialist pride, is today the Russian Detroit, a limbo city where there is no future for the youth.
It was known for its car industry, mainly for the legendary car called LADA. Currently it’s a deteriorated place, stuck in the moment and with the highest youth unemployment rates out of all the country. In this desolated context arises Boyevaya Klassika, a teenager’s movement based on the idea of rescuing the old cars from the local factory. They aren’t only able to give these icons a second chance but they also turn them into a distraction, rebelliousness and expression towards hope.
Tolyatti Adrift explores the conflicts and dreams of the youth in this city. We follow Slava, Misha & Lera in the year that they have to face for the first time, their adulthood in a place where the future seems to be a dystopia. Even though they have been thrown into a place where there seems to be no hope and they are surrounded by hard circumstances, the group is able to start a true movement of expression.
MEDIA & REVIEWS
Tolyatti Adrift during Malaga Spanish Screenings
Variety, OCT 20, 2021, Emilio Mayorga
Variety – ‘Tolyatti Adrift’ Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE), MARCH 2022, Ed Meza
“A fascinating portrait of a city in decline” – Back Seat Mafia, APRIL 2022, Rob Aldam