"Birth of Legends" (Spinning Gold)

In the United States of the 1970s, one of the most influential record companies was Casablanca Records, which opened the world to such stars as KISS, Donna Summer, Cher, Parliament. The label was launched with the participation of music producer Neil Bogart, and almost 40 years later - in 2011 - the company of Bogart's son Timothy Scott Boardwalk Entertainment Group began work on a biographical picture about the label and its artists. The film is described as a saga about a young dreamer who started from scratch with the belief that anything is possible.

Neil Bogart was played by Broadway entertainer Jeremy Jordan. Actors and musicians such as Wiz Khalifa, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Monaghan, Lindsey Fonseca were also involved in the work on the tape. The soundtrack of "The Birth of Legends" includes both original compositions and covers of the work of the main artists of the Casablanca Records label of the 1970s.

"Stop Word" (Sanctuary)

The plot of the dramatic thriller with elements of comedy from director Zachary Wigon revolves around an unusual couple: Rebecca (Margaret Qualley) is a dominatrix, and Hal (Christopher Abbott) is her client.

At some point, Hal is forced to inform the girl that their meetings must end: he intends to lead the family business, which he inherited. Rebecca is not satisfied with this turn of events, and she begins to blackmail the young man, threatening to publicize his hobbies.

The confrontation between two unusual personalities within the framework of a kind of "chess game" was highly appreciated by professional film critics on Western aggregators - the "freshness" rating on Rotten Tomatoes was 92% (the viewers' rating is lower - 79%), the rating on IMDb is 7/10.

"The Sun Tastes"

Eldar Salavatov's fantasy comedy was filmed in Moscow, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, spectacular landscapes of these places will be shown on the screen. The film is a family story, in the center of which is 12-year-old Timur (Leonid Basov), who came to his grandfather in Uzbekistan and found an ancient aigrette (brooch for a headdress) in a barn. The artifact turns out to be the key to the treasures of the Emir of Bukhara.

A boy in the company of his grandfather (Alexander Ilyin) and know-it-all Guli (Kamila Yakubova) goes to meet adventures, treasures and magical discoveries.

"Tin Head"

In the life of 16-year-old Zhenya (Varvara Volodina), who is called Tin, everything is not easy: after a head and leg injury, she began to treat worse both the world as a whole and her former best friend and lover Prikhodko (Oleg Chugunov) in particular - his heroine blames what happened. As a result, everyone gets it - a friend, a brother, and classmates.

Tin begins to re-learn how to communicate with others, once in the circle of robotics. His leader Svyatoslav becomes the girl's mentor.

The plot of the film is based on the novel of the same name by Serafima Orlova.

"He (the script. - RT) practically does not depart from the plot, on the contrary, some lines are revealed more fully. Others, unfortunately, have gone into the shadows - otherwise it simply will not fit into the timing. It seems to me that the story has become more dramatic and focused on the experiences of the main characters. Working on the script was surprisingly easy," Orlova was quoted as saying by Moviestart.

The film was directed by Ivan Kapitonov ("The Ice Demon"). Along with Varvara Volodina, the roles in "The Tin Head" were performed by Sergey Gilev, Anna Popova, Natalia Kudryashova and others.

Read more about the film in the RT material.


The opening film of the 45th Moscow International Film Festival "Bullfinch" is a drama by Boris Khlebnikov, the plot of which is based on the novel "Three Minutes of Silence" by Georgy Vladimov. At the center of the story are bloggers Maxim and Nikita. In pursuit of different goals, they join a group of sea vagabonds on the ship "Bullfinch". The central roles in the film were played by Makar Khlebnikov, Alexander Robak, Anatoly Popov, Mikhail Kremer and Timofey Tribuntsev.

Unlike the literary source, the film takes place in our days. Max and Nikita find themselves in an unusual environment for them in the company of harsh sailors who have gone through more than one storm and are concerned only with the catch and earnings. Urban "white hands" become objects of ridicule and even harassment, and in the relationship in the team on a small fishing vessel, society seems to be reflected in miniature.

Read more about the film in the RT material.