From Russia with Relativity
Author: Ekaterina Eremenko
Moscow, 1982. The entrance exams for Russia's elite natural science school are
tough. Filmmaker Ekaterina Eremenko is among the 26 accepted pupils.
A golden future lead ahead of them, but are they prepared for the emerging
Perestrojka and the collaps of the USSR?
More than 20 years after graduation Ekaterina Eremenko visits her former classmates from Moscow. Some have remained close friends, others haven’t seen each other for years, yet others have died. Hardly any of the former elite students are now working in science or research. Many of them live abroad, most of them are part of “Corporate America”. Some have remained in Russia or have returned. The huge changes in their home country have turned their lives upside down.
“My Class” is a very personal documentary. It is a film about belonging and the migration of highly qualified workers, about tradition and globalisation, about materialism and idealism and last but not least about national and personal identity.