Best Russian films of 2018
In the modern Russian cinema there is a paradoxical situation: genres and more and more, special effects are steeper, and the viewer almost always gets the deepest disappointment after watching the next “masterpiece”. And disappointment is sometimes not bad, after other paintings it feels offended at all. And judging the domestic film stories before the release is generally ungrateful, because often a good book will be put into the basis of the plot, and quite good actors will be recruited, and the trailer will be shown beautiful, and in the end - graduation work of the student-director concocted three days before the exam. Therefore, it is better to call the selection “the best Russian films of 2018” “domestic films of 2018, which you should try to pay attention to.”
Domestic filmmakers are preparing to release in 2018 about 30 pictures of various genres: from mystics and melodramas to military historical and tape-biographies. A dozen theoretically worthy films look like this (without rating):
|3||"Prophetic Oleg"||Anton Bormatov|
|5||Balkan Frontier||Andrey Volgin|
|9||"EPRON: Treasures of the lost ship"||Sergey Mokritsky|
|10||"Vienna holidays"||Fedor Bondarchuk|
Soviet tankman Ivushkina, in German captivity, quickly found a worthy occupation: to become an educational tool for the young Aces Pantserffe, who are trained to fight against the T-34. Ivushkin doesn’t want to be just a “cannon fodder”: having shot his rivals at the Tigers training ground, he escapes and in an attempt to break through to his troops makes a daring raid on the rear of astonished Germans. The fact that the film is a remake of the 1964 Soviet film “Cranes” is alarming. But it's worth a look, what if it turned out to be worthy of a reshoot?
The script is based on one of the best books by Sergey Lukyanenko. The protagonist turns out to be crossed out of his usual life: relatives do not recognize, a stranger lives in his apartment, and all documents proving his existence literally crumble in his hands.Now he is to become a customs officer at the border of the merging of parallel universes and find out that our world is just one of many testing grounds for running in various state development scenarios.
This historical figure is familiar to the viewer on the work of Pushkin, in the history textbooks Oleg is devoted to a whole paragraph, but in the cinema, the prince was overlooked. It was decided to correct it, calling the picture as much a “historical epic”. Knowing your story is useful and honorable, one desire - it would not work as with the notorious “Viking”.
The theme of “popadans” has already gotten from literature to cinema (“We are from the future”, “Fog”) and continues to settle tightly in it. At this time, our contemporary will be on the "Nevsky Piglet", where there were bloody battles for Leningrad. A carefree offspring will see firsthand the courage and willingness to sacrifice ancestors. It’s good if the director succeeds in producing a high-quality patriotic film about the feat of the Soviet soldier, and not just an odd job with the goal of making money on a military "wrapper."
It is based on the famous raid of our paratroopers on Pristina during the Balkan conflict.The plot has been changed for the sake of action: there will be gunfights, the release of prisoners of Serbian “little brothers” will probably not be without insidious NATO members, and evil Kosovars will definitely be there. The idea is good, they began to forget about this war, and in fact thousands of Russian volunteers and our regular troops took part in it, showing the heroism inherent in the Russian soldier, surprising them with “sworn friends”.
The film is a real feat of the crew of the KV-1 under the command of ace Semyon Konovalov, nicknamed "tank sniper". The story is absolutely fantastic, Rambo is a miserable puppy in comparison with Konovalov. In the battle of Millerovo in 42, his tank knocked out 16 enemy, destroyed 2 Khanomag armored personnel carriers and burned 8 trucks with infantry. Leaving his HF with the remaining sole member of the crew, Semyon Vasilyevich later ambushed the Nazis, fought off the tank and returned to his own, and then fought on the trophy equipment for another month.
Our filmmakers have long been trying to make a good fantasy or mystic. But it does not work out: either cheap special effects ruin the picture, now the plot is ridiculous, then the actors are “wooden”. "Abigail" - another attempt, suddenly so be successful.In an isolated city, struck by a strange plague, a girl lives. She dreams of finding a father who was lost in childhood and infected. Once, Abigail showed signs of a damned disease, which turned out to be a predisposition to magic, declared by the rulers of demonic adversity. She hides and joins the same rebellious sorcerers.
Film biography dedicated to Viktor Tsoi. The beginning of his career, the first concerts and the preparation of the "singer of electric trains" to record the first album. The film should appeal to Kino fans, and the director’s personality inspires a special optimism: Kirill Serebrennikov filmed the famous first-person fighter Hardcore (2015), deserving the enthusiasm of critics, and abroad, and the excellent drama The Apprentice (2017).
"EPRON: Treasures of the lost ship"
And again a remake! This time the film was already in 1935. The expedition of special purpose underwater operations in the 20s was engaged in raising sunken submarines and ships, including the search for sunken values. The track record of this “office” is a plot for dozens of adventure novels. In the film, Epronovsky divers will search for the treasures of the “Black Prince”, British transport,sunk in the Crimean War.
The end of the war, our pilot is running out of the camp. He does not want to return "empty", because the newest German fighter jet decides to steal from the airfield near Vienna. Fyodor Bondarchuk removes the picture, which is alarming: on the one hand, he always has the means for good special effects, on the other - films with him, to put it mildly, do not shine with deep meaning.