IFC Midnight Trailer Debut: Sputnik


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 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.

DIRECTOR: Egor Abramenko is an established award-winning director of commercials and music videos from Russia.Upon graduation fromThe Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 2009, he worked extensively as director of music videos and commercials with such brands as Google, BMW, Visa, Samsung, Danone,Budweiser and many others. In 2017, Egor’s sci-fi thriller short film THE PASSENGER–which later inspired his feature debut SPUTNIK-was selected for Fantastic Film Festival

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

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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