Thursday, 24 March 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 86: Monday Mar 28, 2011

How I Ended This Summer (Popogrebsky, 2010): BFI Southbank, 8pm

At the after-film party for Black Swan at the London Film Festival in October there was quite a buzz about a Russian film a number of delegates had seen earlier that day. How I Ended This Summer clearly impressed plenty as the LFF jury voted it film of the festival in the face of some pretty tough competition. The movie is a taut psychological drama set on a deserted Russian island inside the Arctic Circle involving two men working at a meteorological station and will get a British release on April 22. 

Meanwhile here is a trailer and here is London Evening Standard critic Derek Malcolm's short review. Sounds very intriguing and as an added bonus the director Alexei Popogrebsky will participate in a Q&A seesion following the preview screening. 

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