Initially at the conceptualization stage it was clear that the film would be controversial for the majority of a Russian audience. Starting the film with two men in love would scare a vast homophobic part of the audience. So we decided to immerse the viewer into the film so deep that they would see beyond sex and cliches. We wanted to show two human beings that are in love. The idea was to tell a story about love as a universally understandable feeling.