Promonews - 23rd Mar 2020

Andzej Gavriss directs an epic thriller with a supernatural twist for Russian duo Aigel.

Tapping into an Russian Orthodox custom, a Presidential figure plunges into a cross-shaped pool of water cut in an ice-covered lake. He disappears into the icy depths - and a much younger man emerges. He is not just planning to be in power for life, he's planning on ruling forever. 

Gavriss gives a brooding grandeur to his spectacular blockbuster, allowing the viewer to reflect upon the potenital of his simple, horrifying premise. With cinematography by Andrey Nikolaev, the filmmaking is superlative - particuarly the fateful scene on the ice lake. Those Russians...  

Credits

DirectorAndzej Gavriss
ProducerElena Panfilova
Production CompanyTake Shot Films
Executive ProducerElena Panfilova
Executive ProducerMaria Enatskaya
Executive ProducerNatalia Butova
1st ADElena Sinatorova
Director of PhotographyAndrey Nikolaev
Production designerJulija Fricson-gavriss
EditorVlad Yakunin
ColouristMatt Osborne
Grading companyThe Mill
Director's RepresentationBlacklist Management

Promonews - 23rd Mar 2020

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