In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum buried under the sea which can only be accessed during low tide. —IMDb
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
An intoxicating experience, its just that the drug is depression. The post apocalyptical world becomes like a startling mirror to the emotional wasteland of a materialistic society. With an overpowering sense of existentialist dread, the movie takes the character on a inner and outer journey. Its terrifying, beautiful, occasionally heartbreaking, and right from the start; nothing but a masterpiece.
Like a fragmented memory of a fever dream. Truly disturbing without resorting to blood, gore or explicit violence. "What did I just watch and what did this film did to me?" Just tackling that scene with hundreds of mentally disturbed people should earn Lopushansky a lifetime achievement award of some kind...this felt like blurry memories of my first halloween ghost ride...utterly lost in shadows and crimson light.