2010. Russia. Vladimir Kott. 104 min.
Friday, April 1, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2010. Russia. Directed by Vladimir Kott. Kott’s Gromozeka is his follow-up to The Fly, which was a selection at New Directors/New Films in 2009. The drama follows three men who played in a pop-music trio during their high-school days, and are now middle-aged and in different walks of life—surgeon, police officer, taxi driver—living at different levels in Moscow’s socioeconomic structure. Aside from their annual reunions, which book-end the film, their lives intersect only glancingly and unknowingly as their respective personal discontents and professional troubles reach crisis points and present the contrasting ways in which each of them tries to cope. 104 min.