Friday, 30 December 2011

Poll picks “Vysotsky” 2011’s best film

A poll was recently held in Russia to name the best film of the outgoing year. The majority of the respondents – namely, 10% - named “Vysotsky: Thank God I am Alive” as the year’s best film. The film revives several episodes of life of Vladimir Vysotsky, a nonconformist singer of the Soviet epoch. The film “Burned by the Sun-2” by Nikita Mikhalkov is in the second place. Its main character, played by Mr. Mikhalkov himself, is a Soviet former top military commander who serves in a penal battalion during WWII having been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted shortly before the war. The poll’s other top 5 movies include “Avatar” by James Cameron, the Russian comedy “Fir Trees-2” by Timur Bekmambetov and the vampire saga “Twilight”. ...

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