Presenting the hard-hitting reality of being gay in Putin’s Russia, Stand is a narrative drama presented by director Jonathan Taieb. The film follows Anton and his boyfriend Vald, who witness a violent gay bashing. Anton then becomes obsessed with uncovering the criminal who committed this heinous act.
Stand is a Russian-language film that deals with homophobia existing within modern-day Russia. A narrative drama, the film follows Anton and his boyfriend Vlad, who happen to drive past an apparent gay bashing taking place in Moscow. Wanting to get out and help, Anton insists that Vlad stop the car. However, Vlad manages to keep Anton from heading into harm’s way, instead driving away quickly.