Under Electric Clouds
aka Pod elektricheskimi oblakami
First screened in October 2015
Director: Aleksei German, Jr. Cast: Viktoriya Korotkova, Karim Pakachakov, Louis Franck, Merab Ninidze, Viktor Bugakov, Piotr Gasowski, Chulpan Khamatova, Konstantin Zeliger. Screenplay: Aleksei German, Jr.

Twitter Capsule: I struggled with granular details but its spectral vision of Russia impresses—a fog of monoliths and nomads.

VOR:   Good for Russian cinema that prodigious, palimpsestic acts of epic history and speculative futurism are a persistent genre. This isn't as sublime as some, but very bracing.

Photo © 2015 Metrafilms/Linked Films/Telewizja Polski

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Berlin Film Festival: Outstanding Technical Achievement (Sergei Mikhalchuk and Evgeniy Privin, cinematographers)

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