Tanya, Tolya, Alex, Sasha, Dima, Denis, and their friends all exude the familiar charm of adolescence: fluttering hearts, raging hormones, and existential questions. But something else hovers over the lives of these teenagers in Transnistria. Largely unrecognized internationally, their country is a tiny bubble where the asceticism of the Soviet Union is still preserved. Director Anna Ebron follows Tanya and her posse of boys for the span of a year. As the seasons change, so do the group’s hangouts, balance of power, and relationships. They move from the picturesque lake to the snowy streets, then to abandoned buildings. They flirt, fall in love, tease, and engage in soul-searching, still fearful of crossing the line of innocence. The feel created by the beautiful 16mm cinematography is somewhere between a dream and a classic coming-of-age drama.