Great Poetry

Russian Film Week 2019: Great Poetry (+ Q&A with director Alexander Lungin)
  • 2019
  • 2h 3min
  • Directed by: Aleksandr Lungin
  • Cast: Sevastian Bugaev, Aleksey Filimonov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov

A Russian tale of friendship and betrayal in a world where anyone who tries act with integrity ends up looking naive and cruel.

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Russian Film Week 2019: Great Poetry (+ Q&A with director Alexander Lungin)

Two young men, cash collectors on the outskirts of Moscow, spend their lives moving money for other people and betting on cockfights at a dorm for migrant workers. Daydreaming of high ideals, they enrol into a poetry class. Their attempts to find poetry in the prosaic world lead the men to conclude that the only poetic move they can make is… to rob a bank.

A tale of friendship and betrayal in a world where anyone who tries act with integrity ends up looking naive and cruel.

Free snacks for advance ticket holders! Rating: 18+ Running time: 123 min

Prizes: Best director (Kinotavr Russian Film Festival 2019): Alexander Lungin Best actor (Kinotavr Russian Film Festival 2019): Alexander Kuznetsov

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