'Roads to Koktebel' is a simple and a very touching film. It may appear peaceful on the outside, but there is a lot more going on between the father and the son than the dialogue sometimes reveals. Great camerawork, top notch acting with very believable humanity. Anyone who thought that the film was cruel to the animals - the credits say that no animals were harmed in the making of the film. Besides, if you've ever lived by the sea, you'd know that seagulls are like the rats of the sky. The ending was perfect, though sad... leaving the viewers with hope of a new life for the characters.