A single woman has put all her efforts into raising her only son, Sasha, who has become distant since spending summer vacation with his father, in Novosibirsk, on the other side of the country. When he returns, his mother notices that Sasha had changed. She secretly reads a letter that Sasha received from his father and she finds out that Sasha doesn't want to live with her any longer. She cannot understand, she cannot accept. When Sasha realizes that she is suffering because of his wish to leave, he decides to stay.
Director: Kira Muratova
Writer: Natalya Ryazantseva
Stars: Zinaida Sharko, Oleg Vladimirsky, Yuriy Kayurov