Laura Sisteró
Tolyatti Adrift
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Tolyatti Adrift

Tolyatti Adrift

Laura Sisteró

70 min.
Catalonia and Spain
Subtitles: Catalan

Tolyatti, a venerable symbol of socialist pride, is now Russia's Detroit. The city's young people rebel by transforming the iconic Lada into a car for drifting.


Laura Sisteró
Executive Production
Montse Pujol Solà
Gerard Tàrrega Amorós, Jordi Ribas
Bernat Manzano, Miguel Ángel Blanca, Valérianne Boué
Artur-Pol Camprubí
Alissa Doubrovitskaia, Ariadna Ribas, Laura Sisteró
Josep Comas

Tolyatti, an old symbol of socialist pride, is now the Russian Detroit. In this futureless environment the Boyevaya Klassika movement arises, rescuing the iconic Lada cars from the city's car factory and transforming them into a means of rebellion and expression of youthful despair. We follow Slava, Misha and Lera during the year they have to face adulthood in a city devoid of hope. Laura Sisteró captures the spirit of a generation skidding on the ice with old Ladas converted into racing cars. The powerful visuals and sound of the film convey the malaise of Tolyatti's petrol-scented youth.

Screening and talk with the director of the film

About the direction
Laura Sisteró

Laura Sisteró


Born in Barcelona in 1986. In 2008 she obtained a higher cycle in Audiovisual Production at EMAV. In...

Awards and festivals

Hot Docs
Canada, 2022
Visions du Réel
Switzerland, 2022
Málaga Film Festival
Spain, 2022
Laura Sisteró
Tolyatti Adrift
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