Sputnik

Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Oct 17 8:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Oct 19 8:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Oct 21 8:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:https://www.hypepro.tv/filmtv/video/sputnik1
Release Year:2020
Rating:R
Genre:Science Fiction
Drama
Horror
Production Country:Russia
Original Langauge:Russian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Egor Abramenko
Cast:Oksana Akinshina
Pyotr Fyodorov
Anton Vasilyev
Pavel Ustinov
Vitaliya Kornienko

Description

Part of All Monsters Attack! Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction. Due to the ever-large shadow of influence and importance cast by Ridley Scott’s Alien, extraterrestrial malevolence in genre cinema more often than not feels as if it’s been beamed down directly from the Nostromo. Sputnik bucks that tradition of pastiche and delivers something fresh to the interplanetary monster-movie canon. And with its massive scale and brutal carnage, this sci-fi gem signals the arrival of a major new voice: first-time Russian director Egor Abramenko.

“The performances and characterizations add heft, and the very Russian vibe of soulful heaviness sets it apart from its American cousins.” Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

“Most of all, I recommend Sputnik for its monster, which will slither then stalk and snake into your brain…” Kristy Puchko, Pajiba