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Moscow Never Sleeps
Start Date: 9/15/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
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Event Description:

Moscow doesn´t believe in tears yet

A film by Johnny O'Reilly
Cast: Anastasiya Shalonko, Yuriy Stoyanov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Lyubov Aksyonova

Russian, Ireland | 2016 | 100 min | Drama | Not Rated
In Russian with English Subtitles

Moscow Never Sleeps
is a film about the hidden bonds that connects us all. The film dives headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people: An ENTREPRENEUR whose business empire comes under siege by powerful bureaucrats, a TEENAGE GIRL mired in the misery of a broken home, A YOUNG MAN forced to choose between his girlfriend and his grandmother; a beautiful SINGER torn apart by the pursuit of two men, and an ailing FILM STAR who gets embroiled in a bizarre kidnapping. Over the course of one day, their lives will change forever. These stories weave through Moscow's choked cityscape as it celebrates its birthday with a massive fireworks display. They reveal the unrestrained energy of Europe's biggest city and the complexity and beauty of the Russian spirit. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Screenplay: Johnny O’Reilly
Producer(s): Katie Holly, Johnny O’Reilly
Cinematography: Fedor Lyass
Editing: Dermot Diskin, Nico Leunen
Composer: Roman Litvinov

2016 Vyborg International Film Festival:
Won, Jury Prize
2016 Russian Film Festival: Official Selection
2016 Harlem International Film Festival: Official Selection
2016 Woodstock Film Festival: Official Selection

“Watching this Altman-esque film with its vivid characters embraced by exquisite photography could teach you more about the culture of Moscow than you could learn from being there for a week.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
 | full review

 “It is not a film to be missed by true cineastes, sociologists, and Russophiles since it depicts honest behavioral patterns of this bustling, ever-changing city.” – Jared Feldschreiber, Huff Post | full review

“From the first seconds of the film, when you hear a pulsing, as if it were a human heart, to the magnificent orchestra pieces that slowly interweave themselves in and out of the scene, the whole score was exciting and added another layer of excellence to the movie… Overall, this was an excellent movie that I would recommend to anyone..” – Ally Harrison, Irish Film Critic | full review

“Given the widespread fascination with modern Russian culture in the wake of recent events, it’s eye-opening to see a movie that shows Moscow from the perspective of someone who’s at once an outsider and insider. More than a slice-of-life piece, Moscow Never Sleeps is ultimately a portrait of a thriving, eclectic modern metropolis with its own unique political and cultural struggles.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times | full review

“This film is an unqualified masterpiece and my pick for best foreign language film of 2017. It is a throwback to the naturalist fiction of Chekhov and Zola but in cinematic terms. Bravo!” - Louis Proyect,

“The natural performances with no overacting or underacting along with the exquisite cinematography help to further enrich the film which is bookended by a breathtaking view of Moscow.” – The NYC Movie Guru, Avi Offer
 | full review


Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
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Free parking available behind the theater
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