Another still from “Katya, Vitya, Dima”

This is one of those movies that has seriously reminded me of my age. Not necessarily in a bad way. I suppose it’s natural for Alexey to shoot a film that’s mostly about kids – now that we have our own kid. And I’m glad I’ve been involved in this project from the start. BeingContinue reading “Another still from “Katya, Vitya, Dima””

A still from Alexey Zhiryakov’s “Katya, Vitya, Dima”

“Katya, Vitya, Dima” is the English title. The working title in Russian is “Дом у дороги.” A good wife must promote her husband’s work at every opportunity – which is working against me at the moment, because anything I might say may be suspect. “Oh, of course she would say that.” It’s a shame, becauseContinue reading “A still from Alexey Zhiryakov’s “Katya, Vitya, Dima””

Vladimir Lymaryov from Chelyabinsk: you’re awesome. As opposed to Nikita Mikhalkov (I know that comparison makes it easy, but still)

Hence this: From Vladimir Lymaryov & dirty.ru. Did I mention that Vladimir Lymaryov, whoever he is, is kinda awesome? Oh, and look, more awesome here. Meanwhile, releasing “Citadel”, the THIRD freaking installment in the whole “Burnt by the sun” saga, on May 5, just 4 days before the May 9 Victory Day holidays, is NOTContinue reading “Vladimir Lymaryov from Chelyabinsk: you’re awesome. As opposed to Nikita Mikhalkov (I know that comparison makes it easy, but still)”

The mother of Schwester Ines didn’t quite suffocate me in my sleep (but it was close)

If Christiane Lilge, the director of “Schwester Ines,” [Sister Ines] wanted to explode my brain and the brain of everyone attempting to slog through German shorts night at the Molodist film festival, I think she came pretty close. Closer than any other director featured. This was one of those experimental horror films that make NormanContinue reading “The mother of Schwester Ines didn’t quite suffocate me in my sleep (but it was close)”