A film about Victor Tsoy critics named the best Russian film in recent years

Фильм «Лето» о Викторе Цое критики назвали лучшим российским кино за последние годы

In Ukrainian rolling out five new films. Premiere week is a mixed picture of Russian Director Cyril Serebrennikov “Summer”. For a hike in the theater the whole family will fit German film “Jim button and Lukas the engine Driver”. Fans of Comedy may be interested in the Hollywood Comedy “You Kwacha!”. And in the Thriller “Sicario 2” in the main roles were played by winners of the award “Oscar” Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro.


(16+, Russia, Hype Film, drama)

“Summer” was an event not only in Russia but throughout the world. The picture was shot by renowned Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who for almost a year under house arrest. Moreover, the conditions of detention are very strict. He is forbidden to attend theatrical rehearsals, on film sets, meet the actors and writers. Serebrennikov accused of stealing several million dollars from the state budget. The money was allocated to the Ministry of culture creative Association “the Seventh Studio”, which he directed. Russia’s investigative Committee and the prosecution claim that Cyril and his accomplices pocketed millions, which were intended to Finance theatrical productions. The absurdity of the charges struck the Russian public, and the many colleagues Serebrennikov in other countries.

The Director was arrested just at the time when he has completed the shooting of “Summer.” To mount the film Serebrennikov had at home, but he managed to make it to the picture taken in the main competition program of the Cannes international film festival. There the film received the prize for best soundtrack.

“Summer” is a story about young musicians who stood behind the formation of the famous Leningrad rock club. Their names are known, perhaps, to everyone in the former Soviet Union — Viktor Tsoi and Mike Naumenko. In Cannes the film, the audience gave a standing ovation for 10 minutes.

In Russia, reaction to the “Summer” has been controversial. So, Boris Grebenschikov said that the scenario is “a lie from beginning to end.” “We lived differently. In his scenario, Moscow hipsters, but to copulate for others, nothing else can. The script was written by a man from another planet. I think in those days the writer would have worked in the KGB,” — said the famous musician. And here Andrey Makarevich gave a positive assessment of the film. He was supported by a well-known critic Grigory Knyazev. He said: “Serebrennikov managed to do the impossible and take on such it is still alive in the memory of the rock heroes of the best movies that came out in the last years.”

Viktor Tsoi played a Korean actor Theo Y. the Role of Mike Naumenko became the acting debut of popular musician Roman Bilyk, leader of the group “Animals”. The film also starred Irina Starshenbaum (“Gravity”), Julia Aug (“Intimate places”), lia Akhedzhakova, Yelena Koreneva, Alexander Bashirov, Seva Novgorodtsev.

“Jim button and Lukas the engine Driver”

(6+, Germany: Rat Pack Filmproduktion, fantasy, fairy tale, budget — $ 29 million)

The film is an adaptation of the eponymous book by German author Michael ende, published in 1960. This is one of the favorite books for children in Germany. Worldwide ende is better known through his other work — the novel “the neverending story”.

Jim button — the orphan. He has a loyal friend — Driver Lucas. Once they go in full of dangerous adventures, the journey on the train Lucas. Their main goal is to find and rescue the fairy Princess. The film became one of the most expensive in the history of German cinema.

“Sicario 2”

(16+, USA, Lionsgate, action, Thriller, crime drama)

The film is a sequel to “Sicario”, which was released in 2015 and collected 84.9 million dollars with a budget of $ 30 million. The first part consisted in the main competition program of the Cannes international film festival. She was also nominated in several categories for the award “Oscar” and BAFTA. Took a picture of the famous canadian Director Denis Villeneuve.(“Blade runner 2049”).

The main character of “Sicario” was an FBI agent in the performance of Emily blunt (“the Girl on the train”). She was tasked to find and neutralize the powerful Mexican drug Lord. That’s only legal methods of work, to which she was accustomed to, in this case, has not acted. And the FBI agent had to cooperate with the special unit, which was in fact a professional killer. They played the winners of the award “Oscar” Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”) and Josh Brolin (“Harvey milk”).

In “Sicario 2” of the already known to the audience characters were only del Toro and Brolin. And now they were on opposite sides of the barricades. Because the daughter of the drug Lord, which one of the agents instructed to kidnap. The job he performed, however, flatly refused to kill the girl. And began to protect her from his former colleagues and friends…


(16+, USA, UK, Vertical Entertainment, Thriller)

The main heroine of the film — the blind girl-a musician with perfect pitch. She used to live in the dark and guided only by sounds. And then one day she hears that the apartment upstairs is a struggle. She even suspects that this incident will push it with the brutal criminal world of London, which is ruled by Serbian war criminals and the Russian mafia.

The movie was shot by Irish Director Anthony Byrne (TV’s “Street Ripper”). The main role is played by Natalie Dormer (TV’s “Game of thrones”). Its partners are Emily Ratajkowski (“gone girl”), ed Skrein (“Deadpool”).

“You Kwacha!”

(16+, USA, Warner Bros., Comedy, budget: $ 28 million)

The film became the directorial debut of Jeff Tomsik. However, he managed to assemble a stellar team of actors. Judge for yourself — Jeremy Renner (“the Avengers: infinity War”), Jon Hamm (“the Spy next door”), ed Helms (“the Hangover”), Isla Fisher (“the Illusion of deception”), Jake Johnson (“Jurassic World”).

The film is based on a true story, which told the newspaper The Wall Street Journal. A group of former classmates started a game of tag. The rules are that they have to travel across America. The picture was released in us theaters June 15 and has already raised $ 31.9 million.

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