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23 August 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Prominent Russian film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after spending a night in jail.
A Moscow court ignored offers from leading cultural figures — including director and actor Fedor Bondarchuk, actors Chulpan Khamatova and Konstantin Khabensky and singer Filip Kirkorov — to put up bail money for Serebrennikov.
Serebrennikov was detained Tuesday on suspicion of a role in the embezzlement of 68 million rubles ($1.2 million) in government funds allocated for the theater company Sedmaya Studia, which he used to head.
Many in Russia believe that the case involving Serebrennikov is absurd, and some »
- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth
A few years back I had the opportunity to spend a few days around Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov at a film festival and if I learned anything about the man in that time it's that he loves anything that flies. Which makes him an absolutely perfect producer for his frequent collaborator Dmitriy (Black Lightning) Kiselev's upcoming feature Время Первых, known variously as First Time, the more literal translation Time Of The Pioneers or - what appears to be the official international title - The Space Walker. With a cast including Konstantin Khabensky (Wanted, Night Watch), Vladimir Ilyin (Lost In Siberia) and Yelena Panova (Metro) the film tells the story of Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov who conducted the first ever spacewalk, becoming the first human ever...
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After You’re Gone
Director: Anna Matison
Producers: Sergei Bezrukov, Alexei Kublitsky, Anna Matison
Key cast: Sergei Bezrukov, Anastasia Bezrukova, Karina Andolenko
Sales company: Central Partnership
Logline: Renowned ballet dancer Aleksey Temnikov discovers he will soon lose the ability to walk. For him, this means only one thing — death. Before this happens, he sets out to choreograph a ballet.
Director: Fedor Bondarchuk
Sales company: Art Pictures
Logline: An unidentified flying object, allegedly of extraterrestrial origin, is shot down over Moscow.
Fantastic Journey to Oz (animation)
Director: Vladimir Toropchin
Screenwriter: Alexandr Boyarsky
Sales company: Wizart
Logline: Urfin, a troubled carpenter, makes an army of wooden soldiers to invade the Emerald City. Dorothy and her friends come to the rescue of the city dwellers. »
- Leo Barraclough
3 items from 2017
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