The Violent (Sasha Gromova) Russia

The Violent
Sasha Gromova
Russia. 2023. 16 min

Zhenya is 15. Besides being a quiet and sensible boy, he is a promising violinist. Behind the door of Zhenya’s bedroom he daily hears his tyrannical stepfather being violent with the boy’s mother, but cannot find the courage to intervene. One sunny morning Zhenya comes to a decision to radically change his family’s life.


At the age of 21, she received a higher education in the field of business management. In 2019, she entered GITIS, in the acting and directing course, but did not graduate. In 2021 she graduated from the Gogol – school, (masters Ilya Romashko and Alexei Kuzmin-Tarasov); In 2022, she graduated from the Filmmaking course, curated by M. Fatakhov, after which she entered the Moscow Film School at the directing department – to the masters Alexei Popogrebsky and Pavel Bardin, where she learning still.