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Home > Screenings > Yellow, Black and White > 257 Reasons to Live

Director: Maxim Sveshnikov

Producer: Eduard Iloyan, Vitaliy Shlyappo, Aleksey Trotsyuk, Denis Zhalinskiy, Ksenia Sobchak

Executive Producer: Anna Dragunkina, Mikhail Tkachenko

Writer: Alexey Lyapichev, Daria Vorotuntseva, Nikolai Muratov, Denis Kagarmanov

Cast: Polina Maksimova, Egor Koreshkov, Marusya Fomina, Sergey Godin, Yulia Topolnitskaya, Anna Nevskaya, Roman Mayakin

Genres: Comedy, Drama


257 Reasons to Live follows the life of terminal cancer patient Zhenya who unexpectedly goes into remission and receives the 'all clear'. Unable to believe her luck, Zhenya is determined not to waste a minute of her second chance.

Yet what should be the happiest day of her life quickly turns into a disaster. Her boyfriend doesn't waste time and dumps her on the spot. At work, everyone is more irritated to see her alive than happy to see her back. And her younger sister Sonya, self-obsessed Insta-Queen, won't let go of the income she created from online fundraising for Zhenya's treatment. All of this is enough to break a person. But Zhenya's answer is an old notebook she started when she was first diagnosed. In it: a bucket list of 257 wishes – small and silly, epic and complex, grounded and ambitious. The plan: do everything on the list. Zhenya is determined to keep her chin up – and is immediately run over by a grumpy yet handsome stranger.