Let's go to the movies -
ALEXANDER KASATKIN , NATALIYA NAZAROVA
Russia, 2012, 110 minutes, digital, Color
In a melancholy backwater town in central Russia, old religious traditions banned by the Bolsheviks are vying with fitful attempts at modernization. Adding to the turmoil in the community is the recent series of murders of young girls, including the daughter of the new priest. We first meet teenage Inna (a superb Maria Smolnikova), who lives with her widower father and little brother in a tiny apartment. The strain of daily life clearly shows on the face of Inna's father (Oleg Tkachyov), but when Masha (Yana Osipova), a new girl from the city, arrives in school, there are greater challenges to Inna's sheltered, traditional world. Twin storylines involving the police investigation and Inna being drawn into Masha's dangerous world carry the film toward its hopeful end. Beautifully photographed, The Daughter was the winner of the Best Debut award at the 2012 Open Russian Film Festival. —Dave Nuttycombe
In Russian with English subtitles
Try to buy your tickets in advance, a lot of these filmfest movies sell out. happened last year for the one we went to.
For those who come and want to - we can go out to eat or drink or something like that after the movie.