Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Cruel Romance - Do not tell me about it!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Black Lightning Goes on Screen

The last day of this year will see the new Russian blockbuster Black Lightning produced by Timur Bekmambetov go on screen in Russia.
A top-secret soviet flying car turns an ordinary guy into a Super Hero who initially rescues separate representatives of the humanity and then the entire Moscow, which is about to be exploded by a nasty villain who discovered… a diamond field under the city.
The idea to make a film about the pride of the soviet car industry occurred to Timur Bekmambetov. The first film director is his friend Aleksandr Voitinsky, the music video director and ex-producer of the band Zveri. The second film director is Dmitriy Kiselev, who was in charge of action and visual effects in Bekmambetov’s movies.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Critics Named the Best Russian Film of the Passing Year

From the point of view of Russian critics, the best Russian film of the year 2009 is Vasili Sigarev's drama Wolfy (Volchok). It was awarded the prize of film critics and press – the White Elephant. The awarding ceremony took place in the Moscow House of Cinema.
About 100 feature films released this year contended for the title of the best Russian film of 2009.
The film director of the year is Aleksey Balabanov with his Morphine based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s story. Aleksei Mizgiryov is acknowledged the best scriptwriter (the film Buben, baraban), and Alisher Khamidkhodjaev is recognized the best cameraman (Tale in the darkness (Skazka pro temnotu).
The best actor of the year is Oleg Yankovsky (Tsar), and the best actress is Natalya Negoda (Buben, baraban), who returned to filming after 20 years of “silence”.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Konstantin Khudyakov: On the Upper Scissors (На Верхней Масловке) -2005

Director: Konstantin Khudyakov
Cast: Alisa Freundlich, Yevgeny Mironov, Yevgeny Knyazev, Alena Babenko, Ekaterina Guseva
Video here.

In 2006 actress Alisa Freundlich won Nika award as Best Actress for this film.