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by Aleksei German Jr.


Russia, 2017. A bizarre riverbank in fog and snow. The building work for the construction of a spectacular high-rise block has been shelved following the death of the oligarch financing the project. The young heirs arrive from around the globe. The architect Peter is struggling with himself and with the world. A Kyrgyz worker is searching for his colleagues. An impoverished intellectual gives in to his fate. People drift aimlessly around an unfinished skyscraper through a surreal world that appears to be on the verge of collapse. In seven episodes, Alexey German Jr. condenses the spiritual state of his country into a symbolic film of long sequences; a fluidly choreographed dance of people and the camera.

international title: Under Electric Clouds
original title: Pod elektricheskimi oblakami
country: Russian Federation, Ukraine, Poland
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksei German Jr.
film run: 137'
release date: 137'
screenplay: Aleksei German Jr.
cast: Lui Frank, Merab Ninidze, Viktoria Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova, Piotr Gasowski
cinematography by: Sergey Mikhalchuk, Evgeniy Privin
film editing: Sergey Ivanov
art director: Elena Okopnaya
producer: Dariusz Jabloński, Artem Vasiliev, Sergey Yahontov, Krzysztof Zanussi
production: Linked Films, Apple Film Productions, Telewizja Polska (TVP) - Agencja Filmowa, Metrafilms (RU)


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2015Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution (Evgeniy Privin & Sergey Mikhalchuk)
Zurich Film Festival 2015
Les Arcs International Film Festival 2015
Crossing Europe 2016

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