In Eldar Ryazanov’s first feature film, a youthful committee organising a New Year’s party contends with the newly appointed and very serious director of their House of Culture. Determined to prevent their New Year’s party from becoming a series of lectures on self improvement, the group engage the new director in a hilarious game of cat and mouse. The film features breakout performances from Lyudmila Gurchenko and Igor Ilyinsky, and remains a New Year Russian favourite.
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