“Valentine's Day”. Ironic comedy, based on a play by Ivan Vyrypaev
In 1970s USSR, a young couple, Valentine and Valentina are madly in love and want to get married, but their parents object to the relationship for practical reasons, destroying the love and lives of their children. This age-old story is retold in a famous Soviet-era play by Mikhail Roshchin, "Valentine and Valentina," which eventually became a popular film. In Valentine’s Day by Ivan Vyrypayev, one of Russia’s young generation of post-modernist theatrical provocateurs, we witness the continuation and eventual outcome of that story in the modern times.