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.