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Thursday, March 29, 2012

April 4, 2012 - "Roads to Koktebel" (2003)

Roads to Koktebel, 2003
Directors: Boris Khlebnikov, Aleksei Popogrebsky
Origin: Russia
Language: Russian
Running time: 100 min

This contemplative drama follows an unemployed alcoholic widower (Igor Csernyevics) and his 11-year-old son (Gleb Puskepalis) as they set off on a meandering road trip to Koktebel, a beach town on the Black Sea. While the father is happy to gradually make their way through the Russian countryside -- trying to bond with his son along the way -- the single-minded boy is eager to reach Koktebel, where he hopes they'll be able to get a fresh start.(from

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Read the Wikipedia entry on Koktebel (the city).

Review of last week's film (Inch' Allah Dimanche, 3.5 stars)

Steven says:The script had us laughing one minute, fearing for the main character the next, and scratching our heads the next. Yet another movie tackles the fish-out-of-water, immigrant-culture clash genre, this time in 1974 France as families of Algerian workers are allowed to reunite with their husbands/sons in France. We see four different women who have different worries that consume their lives while French society is experiencing social change. It's a film to watch, to wonder about, and to enjoy more for its details, subtleties and charms than for its overall plot and message.

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