MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ROSKINO Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends, colleagues and partners! Great movies, successful festivals, huge BO, and let's stay together in 2018! From Roskino with Love!
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ANTON MEGERDICHEV'S SPORTS DRAMA "GOING VERTICAL" The world premiere of the most ambitious Russian New Year release, Anton Megerdichev's sports drama "Going Vertical", took place in Moscow. The film, made by the same team that had worked on the blockbuster "Legend #17", tells the story of the historic win for Soviet basketball: at 1972 Olympics the national team had toppled the previously undefeated in the international ball American counterparts. Vladimir Mashkov is the coach of the legendary team in the film that is out on Dec. 28th and also stars Andrey Smoliakov, Ivan Kolesnikov, Sergey Garmash, Marat Basharov and Alexandra Revenko.
THE BEST RUSSIAN FILMS RELEASED IN 2017 WERE NAMED BY YANDEX The best Russian films released in 2017 were named by Yandex. Its list had been created on the basis of cumulative viewer ratings of the films on the Kinopoisk.ru which is the most popular film-related web-publication in the country. Boris Khlebnikov's divorce drama "Arrhythmia" came in first with an average rating of 7.8, while both second and third places were filled in with based on a real story sci-fi actioneers - Klim Shipenko's "Salyut-7" and Dmitry Kisselev's "Spacewalker" respectively. "Spacewalker" and many other films from the Yandex's list (including "Attraction" which starred Alexandr Petrov, the best Russian actor of the year according to Kinopoisk.ru's users) were presented abroad by Roskino at all the major film festivals and markets.