• Family / 88 min / Russia / 2011

Russia in the time of Perestroika the borders are opening up and rock music is hitting the alleyways of Moscow. Its 1986 and blackmarket jeans are the quickest way to get you into the cool crowd.

For Borya, the clumsiest pupil at the infamous Bolshoi theater Ballet Academy, supplying these jeans to his classmates is his ticket into popularity, along with his claim to son of Russia's most famous ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, an idea fed to him by his mother.

It is only a matter of time before these claims catch-up to Borya. In a place where decorum and conformity rule, Borya's dreams are met head on in a hilarious and heart-warming way, that takes us back to the 80s when the world was starting to rumble under the headphones of the portable walkman.


My Dad is Baryshnikov at festivals

Gold Coast International Film Festival, US
Tel Aviv Kidsfest, Israel

China International Children's Film Festival, China
Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival, Brazil
Rochester Jewish Film Festival, US
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, US
Geneva International Jewish Film Festival, Switzerland
YoungAbout International Film Festival, Italy
Jewish Culture in Copenhagen, Denmark
East bay International Jewish Film Festival, US
The Seatlle Jewish Film Festival, US
Washington Jewish Film Festival, US

Miami Jewish Film Festival, US
Israel Film Festival in Manhattan, US
Boston Jewish Film Festival, US
Vienna International Children's Film Festival, Austria
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, US
Cinemania Fest, Bulgaria
The UK Jewish Film Festival, UK
Lexington Jewish Film Series, US
Jewish Eye Film Festival, Israel
Schlingel International Film Festival, Germany
CineKid, Netherlands
The Scottsdale International Film Festival, US
Milwaukee Film Festival, US
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, US
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, US
Seattle International Film Festival, US
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada
Newport Beach Film Festival, US
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Norway
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, US
Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway
Palm Springs International Film Festival, US

Cottbus Film Festival, Germany
Busan International Kids' Film Festival, South Korea
My Dad is Baryshnikov

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