Trailer Of The Week - Week #4 - Vysotsky, Thank God I'm Alive

An interesting article appeared on The Guardian website this week claiming that 2012 could well be the year Russian cinema finally gets it act together and breaks out (both at home and abroad) in a big way. The film that was held up as starting this new wave? Vysotskiy. Spasibo, chto zhivoy or Vysotsky, Thank God I'm Alive, for the non-Russian speakers amongst you. The film is a biopic of Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky, a Soviet-era singer-songwriter who, according to his Wikipedia page, 'had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture'. Politically and socially aware lyrics in 1970s Russia hint that there might be a dramatic goldmine here and the trailer (non-subtitled as yet) looks both suitably intriguing and well-shot. If The Guardian's predictions are right, keep your eye out for distribution (with subtitles) in Western territories at some point this year.

Trailer Of The Week is a regular Film Intel feature which picks a different tasty trailer of delectable goodness every week and presents it on Sunday for your viewing pleasure. Sometimes old, sometimes new, sometimes major, sometimes independent, sometimes brilliant, sometimes a load of old bobbins: always guaranteed to entertain. If you want to make a suggestion for Trailer Of The Week, see the contact us page.

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