Moscow Never Sleeps

11/11/2016
  |  Book Tickets: 14/08/2015
  |  101 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Johnny O'Reilly directs this Russian-language drama starring Evgenia Agenorova, Rustam Akhmadeyev and Lyubov Aksyonova. Five candid stories of people's lives in Moscow intersect one another to paint an intimate picture of the all-at-once mundane and volatile nature of ordinary life. The stories unfold against the backdrop of the celebration of Moscow City Day. An alcoholic actor is kidnapped by a rabble of young thugs while in hospital; two step-sisters clash bitterly because of the difference in their attitudes, while their family makes a difficult decision; and a nervy businessman is frustrated by the dense bureaucracy of the state, while his distant wife is approached by a former lover. The stories develop into an unembellished slice of life in the Russian capital, as the city itself comes together to celebrate.