A number of sci-fi and historical films will be brought to the viewers
In the new year, the Russian cinema will face boom in historical cinema. Out of the 11 top film premieres, four films will bring the viewer to pre-revolutionary times. Moreover, the audience will be in for the Attraction sequel of an alien ship crash on the Moscow territory. Another expected sci-fi film, the Goalkeeper of the Galaxy, will tell how people in the future world hold competitions in the cosmobol, a game with a hint of similarity to football. Among comedy films the Billion with its narration about wealthy businessman who decides to rob a bank together with its unrecognized heirs, is worth special attention.
T-34 - 1 JANUARY
The film is set in the Great Patriotic War period. Tankman Ivushkin (Aleksandr Petrov) is captured by the Germans, but fate gives him the chance to escape from the Nazis on the T-34 tank. However, the German tanker Yager (Vincent Kiefer) - his sworn enemy - is chasing the escaped Ivushkin. The pursuit turns into a challenge to human efforts.
THE FACTORY- FEBRUARY 7
Somewhere in the Russian far-flung provinces, Kalugin (Andrei Smoliakov), a factory manager, plots to bankrupt his enterprise in order to sell it at a profit to foreigners. He informs employees who have been unpaid for long, that they will soon be dismissed. Then one of the workers, a former military man nicknamed Sedoi (Denis Shvedov), invites his colleagues to take Kalugin as a hostage so that he can return their money to them.
LOUDSPEAKER -FEBRUARY 14
A Russian remake of the smashing 2017 Italian drama - the Ideal Strangers. Good friends get together for a relaxed-vibes dinner. But their decision - to answer calls on a load speaker - leads to the most unexpected consequences. And now close friends will not only learn the deepest secrets of each other, but also risk becoming enemies.
TOBOL - FEBRUARY 21
Russia of Peter the Great time. The king sends a young officer Ivan Demarin (Ilia Malanin) to the small Siberian city of Tobolsk neighbouring the Dzungarian Khanate. Ivan and his regiment caught up in the conspiracy of local princes, will have to face the armed resistance of the Jungars, who were not happy about the expansion of the Russian territories..
QUEEN OF SPADES: THE LOOKING GLASS - MARCH 14
The action of the film is laid in an old and once abandoned mansion, which became home to the widow and her child. However, nobody told her that the shelter once located there, where a mad woman killed orphans. And now her ghost has an idea to get her hands on the newly-arrived.
BALKAN LINE - MARCH 28
The war drama will take viewers to Yugoslavia of 1999, when NATO forces conducted active hostilities against this country. During the operation to seize the Slatina airfield in Kosovo, a Russian field unit led by Andrei Shatalov (Anton Pampushny) faces resistance from terrorists.
BILLION - APRIL 18
A successful banker Matvei (Vladimir Mashkov) passed the title to all of his property to his business partner in order to skip from payments to illegitimate heirs. But after his colleague’s accidental death Matvei loses everything. Therefore, now he will have to ask his adult children for assistance (whom he wanted to keep away from before) to rob a bank which stores a receipt proving that all the money of the partner belongs to Matvei.
THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SEAL - 19 SEPTEMBER
A traveler from England, Jonathan Green (Jason Fleming) makes a journey to the Far East to make maps for Peter the Great. The road will lead the cartographer to China, where he will meet unusual creatures, martial artist and other amazing characters.
GOALKEEPER OF THE GALAXY - OCTOBER 17
The post-apocalyptic future - the poles of our planet shifted, and the moon collapsed. Near the Earth on a huge alien ship, unusual competitions called cosmobolic with a hint of similarity to football, are held. The fate of the world hangs only on the outcome of these games.
ATTRACTION 2 - DECEMBER 26
The sequel to the sci-fi film released in 2017. In the first part story, an alien ship falls in Moscow. A local girl, Yulia (Irina Starshenbaum), falls in love with one of the newcomers, and this event sets her path the rest of her life. The sequel takes place three years after the ship fall, and this catastrophe seems to be the greatest challenge in the mankind history, to many. However, soon the Terrans will witness another invasion of aliens.
SALVATION UNION - DECEMBER 26
The historical drama relates the Russian Decembrist uprising of 1825. The victory over Napoleon gave the rise to a winning spirit in the Russian society of those years, and the progressive young generation came up with the idea to arrange a coup d'état.