Victor Banev, a Russian writer now living in America, arrives in the flooded city of Tashlinsk. He is seeking his daughter in the expanse of his former homeland. Perhaps the city is blessed with unearthly beauty, but it is ill suited to our lives. It is constantly raining and foggy; the only source of light is the sinister ultra-red illumination, which comes from a source that humans can’t figure out. The city now belongs to strange human-like beings called mokretsy. Their origin is as mysterious as the climatic changes that have occurred in city, now surrounded by an army and isolated from the rest of humanity. —karagarga
Andrey Tarkovsky’s disciple, consistently realizing his master’s spiritual and aesthetic principles in his own creations, Konstantin Lopushansky is one of the few Russian film directors whose works can be referred to the notion of “author’s cinematography”. He challenges most complicated artistic tasks in his films, each of them being the evidence of painstaking intellectual work and deep personal emotional experience.
Konstatnin Sergeyevich Lopushansky was born on June 12, 1947 in the city of Dnepropetrovsk. In 1970 he graduated from Kazan conservatoire as a violinist, and in 1973 he completed a postgraduate course in Leningrad conservatoire with a Ph.D. thesis in art criticism. Then Konstantin Lopushansky taught at the Kazan and Leningrad conservatories for several years, before taking the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors. Upon graduating the courses in 1979 he assisted Andrey Tarkovsky in directing the legendary film Stalker. Since 1980 Lopushansky has worked… read more
Siguiendo la lobrega linea de sus trabajos anteriores, Konstantin Lopushanski vuelve a sorprender / deprimir a las audiencias, con otra asfixiante cinta, de atmosfera negrisima, en la cual, como ya es costumbre, el director ofrece otra pesadillesca historia de ciencia ficción, además de demostrar ser, nuevamente, quién más se aplicó en aprender de el gran maestro ruso Andrei Tarkovsky durante el rodaje de Stalker.