When We Were 15
15-year old Tonia is the new girl at school, where she seeks refuge from her abusive boyfriend. Despite her visible shyness, she quickly makes friends with her self-confident classmate Lera and gets into a teenage gang, which brings her into a love triangle with the most popular guy at school, Dzhura, and his best friend, Lera's headstrong brother, Sania. A new relationship pushes her to acknowledge her sexuality and brings up questions of love and lust. But this double life is not easy to maintain, and eventually, Tonya needs to make an adult choice - to follow the gang's rules, or try to find a version of herself she can live with.
The project was part of the Editing Room: Focus Ukraine program.