New Russian sci-fi SPUTNIK landing soon from IFC Films
I have had my eye on Egor Abramenko’s Sputnik for a couple of months now. Actually, I first wrote about this new Russian sci-fi back in April. It is a film that has been high up on my wish-list. The premise sounds like it has been done to death in the sci-fi world, but the thing is, not a lot get it right. Sputnik looks like it is going to deliver those goods…and more. I have said before, I am a sucker for a good poster and, man, Sputnik has done an amazing job with the poster design.
Sputnik is the feature-length adaptation of Egor Abramenko’s sci-fi short, The Passenger which was released in 2017.
SPUTNIK OFFICIAL PLOT
SYNOPSIS: Russia, 1983 – Cold War tensions at their peak. A terrifying scene is discovered at the landing site of spacecraft Orbit-4. The commander is dead, the flight engineer in a coma. The third crew member, Valery Basov, has survived, but he has lost his memory from the horrific experience and cannot shed light on the cause of the accident. In a secluded government facility, under the vigilant watch of armed guards, psychologist Tatiana Klimova (Oksana Akinshina) must cure the astronaut’s amnesia and unravel the mystery. In the process, she learns that Orbit-4 may have carried back an alien parasite that threatens to consume them all.
For those of you that are into trailers, You can check it out below
Check out the fantastically eerie Sputnik posters
Director: Egor Abramenko (THE PASSENGER)
Writers: Oleg Malovichko, Andrei Zolotarev
Cast: Oksana Akinshina (LILYA 4-EVER), Fedor Bondarchuk (9TH COMPANY), Pyotr Fyodorov (THE DARKEST HOUR)
Runtime: 114 Minutes
Festival: Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Distributor: IFC Midnight
AVAILABLE IN SELECT THEATERS, DIGITAL & CABLE VOD AUGUST 14TH.
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Article by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker