Movie premieres of the week: «Attraction» of a novel «Silence» Scorsese

Movie premieres of the week: «Attraction» of a novel «Silence» Scorsese© Photo: courtesy of Art Pictures studio

This week in Russian cinemas will be the premiere sci-Fi film by Fyodor Bondarchuk «Gravity» in which an alien spaceship will land in Moscow is very Angry pictures of Martin Scorsese’s «Silence» about the finding of faith in Japan of the XVIIth century and the French animated film «Ballerina».

«The attraction»

The plot of the new film by Fyodor Bondarchuk, Moscow is approaching an unidentified flying object and military decide to shoot it down. The ship crashes on the capital’s residential Districts, destroying everything in its path. It soon becomes clear that aliens are not hostile, therefore, the security Council, the head of which are the characters of Sergei Garmash and Oleg Menshikov, decides to take no action and wait it out. In Moscow declared a curfew, but not all residents agree with peaceful coexistence with the aliens and a group of young people led by the character played by Alexander Petrov wants to conduct its own investigation and uncover the intentions of the aliens. The film also starred Irina Starshenbaum, Rinal Mukhametov, Lyudmila Maksakova.

Movie premieres of the week: «Attraction» of a novel «Silence» Scorsese© Photo: courtesy Art Pictures studioАктер Oleg Menshikov and film Director Fyodor Bondarchuk during filming of the movie «Gravity»

«Gravity» became the fourth Russian painting, which was filmed in the IMAX format. At the same time, as told RIA Novosti the producer Dmitry rudovsky, the film does not have to worry about fees in the Russian hire, as the cost of its production, amounting to about 400 million rubles has already been paid off by selling the rights to the film abroad. Law in particular was sold to China, Germany, France, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. At the same time, I wonder whether the fantastic experiment of a novel to surpass the previous duties of his creation «Stalingrad», which is now considered the highest grossing Russian film. From the success of the picture also depends on whether it will receive a sequel. The creators of «Attraction» already working on the script for the second part, but whether it will be embodied in life, depends on the opinion of the audience.


The Director of «Taxi driver» and «Goodfellas,» Martin Scorsese this time turned to Japanese literature and directed the film based on the novel by shusaku Endo. According to Scorsese, the book opened his eyes to many deeper aspects of Christianity, which, he admits, «to this day, worried about him.»

«I’m at that age when you begin to think about the confrontation between faith and doubt, about human flaws, the impermanence of the human body and the immortality of the soul. These topics were kind of strings, on which Endo masterfully played the music of their books,» said the Director.

In the story, two of the Jesuit priests from Portugal, after receiving a letter from his mentor and spiritual father Ferreira that went to him from Japan over the years, not willing to believe the rumors about his apostasy and decide to go to the land of the rising sun, despite the numerous executions of infidels in Buddhist Japan of the seventeenth century. The main role in the film was played by Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver.

Movie premieres of the week: «Attraction» of a novel «Silence» Scorsese© AP Photo/ Jordan Strauss Directed by Martin Scorsese

Some critics had to recognize «Silence» is one of the best films of the master, calling it «a thoughtful and emotional look at spirituality and human nature.» As stressed by critic Matt Zoller, yet none of the Scorsese film wasn’t so persistent, that show the viewer an objective chain of events, without any relationship to what is happening, and allow it to determine the meaning of the painting.

«Silence» is a monumental work. It takes you through hell without any promise of enlightenment, leaving only a set of questions, assumptions and feelings,» said the reviewer. On the website Rotten Tomatoes the critics have put new creation Scorsese 7.5 points out of 10, and the audience of 3,7 points out of 5.


The girl from the orphanage dreams of becoming a ballerina, so runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, where he lies about his origins and comes to study in «Grand Opera». While the cartoon, which in France has high hopes, scored 6.8 points out of 10 from users of the Internet Movie Database, and the critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave the picture 6.2 points out of 10. All say how beautiful the cartoon transferred to the romantic Paris of the XIX century, the comic and the brightness of the picture.

«He is an exciting, beautiful and very pleasant. The ending of the movie leaves hope for everyone,» notes critic Steven Roman.

While Nick dent of the Telegraph notes that the art of ballet shows what the body can achieve, with as if not applying for this no effort, and the animation – just the right form in order to demonstrate this.