Assa (1987)
by Sergei Solovev

Hailed as one of the most controversial films of the era, this groundbreaking documentary is a portrait of rebellious teenagers growing up under communist rule in Latvia.

Courier (1986)
by Karin Shakhnazarov

Russia’s equivalent of the Breakfast Club, this witty comedy follows teenager Ivan as he rebels against tradition and expectation, surrounded by the exciting new world of Western influence: Adidas, skate-culture, breakdancing and pop music.

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