Konstantin Lopushanskiy

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Pisma myortvogo cheloveka AKA Dead Man’s Letters (1986)

    1981-1990ArthouseKonstantin LopushanskiySci-FiUSSR

    Wikipedia wrote:
    Dead Man’s Letters (Russian: Письма мёртвого человека, romanized: Pis’ma myortvogo cheloveka), also known as Letters from a Dead Man, is a 1986 Soviet post-apocalyptic drama film directed and written by Konstantin Lopushansky. He wrote it along with Vyacheslav Rybakov and Boris Strugatsky. It marks his directorial debut.

    The film was screened at the International Critics’ Week section of the Cannes Film Festival in 1987 and received the FIPRESCI prize at the 35th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg.Read More »

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Konets veka AKA The Turn of the Century [Director’s Cut] (2001)

    2001-2010ArthouseFantasyKonstantin LopushanskiyRussia

    Konets Veka is another Konstantin Lopushansky fantasy parable with the elements of a mystic thriller. The story takes place in Moscow in the autumn of 1993, during a strike; the army is assaulting the parliament, and Marina Nikolayevna and her daughter Olga have found themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. Six years later, Olga feels sorry for her mother and decides to invite her to Germany to have her treated at a mental hospital by a perverted doctor who promises to cure her. Olga’s mother, however, cannot shake the memory of her husband, who died in 1993 during the strike in Moscow.Read More »

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Konets Veka AKA The Turn of the Century [Director’s Cut] (2001)

    2001-2010ArthouseKonstantin LopushanskiyRussiaSci-Fi

    Konets Veka is another Konstantin Lopushansky fantasy parable with the elements of a mystic thriller. The story takes place in Moscow in the autumn of 1993, during a strike; the army is assaulting the parliament, and Marina Nikolayevna and her daughter Olga have found themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. Six years later, Olga feels sorry for her mother and decides to invite her to Germany to have her treated at a mental hospital by a perverted doctor who promises to cure her. Olga’s mother, however, cannot shake the memory of her husband, who died in 1993 during the strike in Moscow.Read More »

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Russkaya simfoniya aka Russian Symphony (1994)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaKonstantin LopushanskiyRussia

    The protagonist finds out that some children were left behind in a sinking school, and is slowly driven mad as he tries to save them. A parable on the theme of the Last Judgment, numerous catastrophic events reveal a certain ambiguity in their origins, accompanied by the terrible suspicion that the things going on are some kind of a performance or theatrical production.Read More »

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Posetitel muzeya AKA Visitor of a Museum (1989)

    Konstantin Lopushanskiy1981-1990ArthouseSci-FiUSSR

    Synopsis:
    Civilization as we know it has been destroyed, but remnants remain. In this story, a man has set his heart on visiting a famous pre-apocalypse museum which is now isolated in the midst of a new sea, the result of the melting of the polar icecaps. Those who hold onto the remnants of the old civilization live in isolated settlements, and keep a tight rein on the more numerous mutants, whom they keep in concentration camps (except for those who pressed into duty as servants). The stranger, who is an odd looking man, is taken by these mutants as a long-awaited messiah, and he swiftly becomes involved in the mutant-liberation rebellion, leading his followers to a new land on the other side of the sea.Read More »

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Russkaya simfoniya aka Russian Symphony (1994)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaKonstantin LopushanskiyRussia

    The protagonist finds out that some children were left behind in a sinking school, and is slowly driven mad as he tries to save them. A parable on the theme of the Last Judgment, numerous catastrophic events reveal a certain ambiguity in their origins, accompanied by the terrible suspicion that the things going on are some kind of a performance or theatrical production.Read More »

  • Konstantin Lopushanskiy – Rol AKA The Role (2013)

    2001-2010ArthouseDramaKonstantin LopushanskiyRussia

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    “The Role” is about a brilliant actor in revolutionary Russia who takes on the greatest role of his life — the role of another man. Influenced by the ideas of symbolism and the Silver Age, he decides to slip into the life of his doppelganger – a revolutionary leader in the new Soviet Russia. First intrigued, then obsessed, he flings himself into the role and lives it to the hilt… even when the play of the life he is writing heads towards a tragic finale. Based on true incidents in the lives of Russia’s symbolists, this gripping film explores how far one man will go for the role of a lifetime.Read More »

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