The Cold Front
original title: Kholodny Front
2016, DCP, 95 min., Russian
CATEGORIES : Erotic Fairytales, Thriller, Debut
Sveta Ustinova, Dasha Naishuller, Aleksandr Molochnikov
Cinematographer : Mikhail Khasaya
Producers : Ilya Stewart, Mikhail Finogenov, Murad Osmann, Yuri Kozyrev, Christopher Winn, Nikita Rakhmaninov, Ilya Dzhincharidze, Sveta Ustinova, Dasha Naishuller
It is a combination of different genres, a stylish drama for three actors in the first film directed by Roman Volobuyev, a popular but refined Russian film critic, long-standing columnist for the Afisha Magazine.
The Cold Front is the story of a young couple – Sasha, the daughter of wealthy parents and her boyfriend Ilya, a young and ambitious scriptwriter. Sasha and Ilya are spending their winter break in a rented house in front of the ocean in the north of France. Several days before New Year’s Eve and on his shopping round, Ilya meets Masha, a lost Russian girl, who apparently got off at the wrong train station and has nowhere to spend the night.
Din Rusia vine o proaspătă şi revigorantă descoperire, „Front rece” („Cold Front”), debutul în regie al unui fost influent critic de film, Roman Volobuev. Un thriller sentimental, în care relaţia unui cuplu plictisit – şi retras pentru vacanţa de iarnă într-o casă izolată la malul mării, în nordul Franţei – este pusă la încercare de apariţia unei rusoaice frumoase, cu intenţii nu foarte clare.