Faced with the relentless demise of the factory they work at, Mikhail, Andrey, Nina, Vladimir, Nadia and Luda – bosses, foremen, engineers and workers at the giant Moscow automobile plant ZIL – cling to their established routines and professional pride to stay upright in a world which is crumbling around them. When an order comes in to produce three of the factory’s legendary hand-made limousines, once the centerpiece of Soviet military parades on Moscow’s Red Square, Mikhail’s team of hand-picked specialists throws itself at the opportunity to show what they are worth.
Daria Khlestkina was born in 1973 in Moscow. Graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University in 1997. She has worked as a translator, and studied photography in Florence, Italy. Returning to Moscow in 2002, she worked as scriptwriter (TV), a columnist for a film magazine, a PR manager, production and post-production manager, executive and line producer. In 2009 she graduated from the Higher Institute of Journalism as director of documentary films
When the Moon Is in Gemini (2009), Verbatim (2009), The Last Limousine (2012)