Mikhail Voropayev is a respected retired man. He lives alone in his country house where a while ago lived his whole big family: his wife, the eldest daughter Lucy, middle son Igor and the youngest son Sergey. Mikhail’s wife passed away ten years ago and his children had left the family nest long time before.
16 February 2016
Mikhail Voropayev is a respected retired man. He lives alone in his country house where a while ago lived his whole big family: his wife, the eldest daughter Lucy, middle son Igor and the youngest son Sergey. Mikhail’s wife passed away ten years ago and his children had left the family nest long time before.

One day both sons with their wives come to see their dad for his 67-th Birthday. At the party Mikhail accidentally finds out that two brothers have been at odds with each other for a long time already, pretending good relationship for their father’s sake. Through tricks and cunnings Mikhail keeps his negligent sons together at the family mansion, tries to figure out the cause of their conflict and struggles to reconcile them by any means (sometimes extraordinary ones).

"Folks" is another story, much more dramatic. This is a fundamental difference between the new series and another our product loved by millions - "The In-Laws." This is the story of the relationship between the relatives that has lost warmth and closeness. And years later, these people are trying to put it all back, renew the bonds and become a family once again.

“We, the authors, had a difficult task to make the movie funny and poignant at the same time, but without any mentorship. In "Folks" there is something to laugh at and think about. For me this story is about the eternal choice of a man. About how difficult it is sometimes to choose between family and career. Men often choose time at work in the name of the family and children. And when the children grow up, it turns out that they needed something quite different: the care and participation. Our series "Folks" is about finding a healthy balance in everyone's life between career and family, between the time and attention, which is to be well and harmoniously distributed between the two components of our lives, "- comments the director of the series Andrey Yakovlev.

Shooting the "Folks" series took place in the summer and autumn 2015. Ukrainian actors star there - Vera Kobzar, Ekaterina Kisten, Vitaly Ivanchenko, Olesya Zhurakovskaya. Alexander Feklistov acted as a head of the family, the roles of the brothers Igor and Sergey were played by Dmitry Surzhikov and Jemal Tetruashvili. Big creative group of "Kvartal 95" has been working on the TV series. Producers of the project are Vladimir Zelensky, Andrey Yakovlev, Sergey Shefir and Boris Shefir.

Meet "Folks" series this spring on the TV channel "1 + 1".