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It was always going to be tough to make a covert, low budget feature film in eastern Ukraine based on the sensitive topic of homophobic attacks in Russia.Jonathan Taieb's film tells the story of Anton, a gay Russian man played by 27-year-old actor Renat Shuteev who witnesses a homophobic attack.Taieb, a 27-year-old filmmaker, decided against filming the movie in Russia with the country's strict visa requirements, and settled instead for Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv.Shuteev, meanwhile, is half Tatar.Shuteev's mother, who lives in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, is pro-Putin.
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