A SIEGE DIARY BLOKADNYI DNEVNIK

DIRECTOR: ANDREI ZAITSEV
Russia, 2020, 118’
The is the story of the first and hardest winter in besieged Leningrad. February, 1942. The young woman Olga is walking across the town to see her father. She has just buried her husband and expects to die of hunger pretty soon. She wants to see her Dad one last time and say farewell to him. This movie is an Odyssey of the besieged city, where the viewer follows the main character across the city, meets different people and sees the plight of the city and its citizens. The movie is based on the works of Olga Berggolts, Daniil Granin and memories of the survivors of the siege
23 October 16:00, Saturn IMAX #1

GOTFRID GASANOV. MAESTRO OF MOUNTAINS GOTFRID GASANOV. MAESTRO GOR

DIRECTORS: ALEXEY ARTEMIEV, OLGA MURZINA
Russia, 2019, 39’
The plot is based on stories from the life of the composer Gotfrid Gasanov. In the 1920’s, he wrote down songs and melodies of the peoples of Dagestan. He wrote the first Dagestan opera “Khochbar”, he became the first director of the Dagestan song and dance ensemble. He achieved the opening of a music school in Makhachkala.
25 October 14:15, Saturn IMAX #2

KREMLIN-9. YALTA 45. SECRETS OF PALACE NEGOTIATIONS KREML-9. YALTA 45. TAINY DVORTSOVYKH PEREGOVOROV

DIRECTOR: SERGEI KRAUS
Russia, 2021, 52’
In the distant year of 1945 in three Crimean palaces the heads of three leading allied nations Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill worked out the rules that still govern the life of the entire world. The Yalta conference had an impact on the life of every citizen of the former USSR. Many documents that the film relies upon are unique and will be displayed for the first time: declassified in-house footage of the Secret Police of the USSR; the raw footage shot by the crew of the director Sergei Gerasimov which was left out of the official film about the conference; encoded messages of the allies, maps, reports, briefs of Soviet military officials and many more.
24 October 13:45, Saturn IMAX #1

MY PRINCE EDWARD

DIRECTOR: NORRIS WONG YEE LAM
Hong Kong, 2019, 93’
“My Prince Edward” is set in Prince Edward district’s Golden Plaza, a shopping mall in Hong Kong best known for bridal shops and cheap wedding supplies. Fong is a clerk at one such bridal shop. She has been with Edward, the owner of a wedding photography shop in the same mall, for seven years. Everyone sees Edward as Fong’s Prince Charming, destined to head to the altar. The problem is that Fong must first sort out the sham marriage that she was paid to take part in years ago before she can get married for real.
23 October 20:30, Saturn IMAX #2

NOWHERE SPECIAL

DIRECTOR: UBERTO PASOLINI
UK, Israel, Romania, 2020, 95’
When John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his three-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation.
25 October 21:00, Saturn IMAX #2

SASHKA. A SOLDIER’S DIARY SASHKA. DNEVNIK SOLDATA

DIRECTOR: KIRILL ZAITSEV
Russia, 2021, 38’
A WWII veteran finds his diary amongst a bunch of letters and photographs. As the elderly man leafs through his diary, the memories immediately send him back to the heart of the war. There a young Sashka stands in the middle of a battle with fire, blood and dirt all around him. It is during this terrifying battle that he single-handedly takes a young German boy prisoner. Although the German awaits death, Sashka has given him his word, Russians do not shoot their prisoners. The headquarters’ battalion commander, whose girlfriend was killed during battle in the village, orders the fascist prisoner to be shot. The Russian soldier now faces his biggest decision.
23 October 12:30, Saturn IMAX #1

SHAMELESS BABKI

DIRECTOR: NIKITA VLADIMIROV
Russia, 2021, 63’
A lonely pensioner Evgenia sincerely hates the world. One day the world returns the compliment: a thief robs her of the money, his crazy mother repeatedly tries to become her friend, the special police force shut down the joint in her apartment building, the prostitutes beg to hide them until the raid is over. The only thing lacking is the local criminal kingpins running protection of the den. And they do appear and demand several million damages. But how can a common pensioner get the money? The gangsters themselves offer a way out: Evgenia must open a new joint right in her flat.
24 October 20:45, Saturn IMAX #2

THOSE WHO REMAINED AKIK MARADTAK

DIRECTOR: BARNABÁS TÓTH
Hungary, 2019, 83’
A screen version of Zsuzsa F. Várkonyi’s best-seller “Those Who Remained”. 42-year-old Aladár leads a secluded life in Budapest. The parents of 16-year-old Klára perished in the concentration camp and her education has been entrusted to her aunt who does not understand the teenager at all. Klára meets Aladár and soon these strikingly different people discover the warmth in each other which the war seemed to have eradicated. Their tender relationship fills them and those around them with apprehension.
24 October 21:15, Saturn IMAX #1