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United Kingdom / USA / Russia / Cyprus
2018, 105 min

Section: Another View

  1L6 Friday 29/6 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
  3P3 Sunday 1/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema
  727 Thursday 5/7 21:30 Small Hall

To aid her in investigating the recruitment of girls into ISIS, a journalist sets up a fake Facebook account and is immediately contacted by one of the members of the terrorist organization. The new thriller from Timur Bekmambetov, which takes place entirely on a computer screen, keeps the suspense ratcheted up tight until the very last moment.


Synopsis

Timur Bekmambetov’s minimalist thriller follows journalist Amy as she investigates the Islamic State’s recruitment of girls from Europe. She sets up a fake Facebook account and pretends to be a radical Muslim. She is contacted by Bilel, a key figure inside ISIS, and manages to earn his trust. Soon Amy can no longer tell the difference between the real world and virtual reality, thus placing herself in ever greater danger. This distinctive film, based on the actual experiences of French journalist Anna Erelle, creates an unsettling sense of tension via the computer screen alone.

Natalia Neudačina

About the director

Timur Bekmambetov (b. 1961, Guryev, Kazakh SSR, USSR). Selected filmography: Night Watch (Nochnoy dozor, 2004), Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor, 2006), The Irony of Fate: Continuation (Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie, 2007), Wanted (2008), Yolki (2010), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Ben-Hur (2016), Profile (2018)

Contacts

Bazelevs
119285 6/1 Pudovkina Street, 119285, Moscow
Russia
E-mail: film@bazelevs.com

Mirsand
, ,
Cyprus
E-mail: vd@mirsand.com.cy

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Screenplay: Brittany Poulton, Timur Bekmambetov, Olga Kharina podle románu / based on the novel by Anna Erelle
Dir. of Photography: James Shovlar
Editor: Andrey Shugaev
Art Director: Ben Smith
Producer: Timur Bekmambetov, Olga Kharina
Production: Bazelevs
Cast: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif
Sales: Mirsand
Contact: Bazelevs

Guests

Timur Bekmambetov

Film Director

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