Tickets for screenings at The House of Cinema as part of the II New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival are now on sale on the festival website.
Timetable of II NHIIDFF screenings at the Large Hall of The House of Cinema:
9 October, 19:00
Compartment No. 6, dir. Juho Kuosmanen (Spotlight programme)
Winner of the Grand Prix and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2021. Saint Petersburg premiere
The late 90s. Finnish archaeology student Laura (Seidi Haarla) boards a train from Moscow to Murmansk to see the unique Kanozero Petroglyphs. Her love, Irina (Dinara Drukarova), has remained in the capital. The Finnish woman shares her compartment with fellow traveller Ljoha (Yuriy Borisov), an uneducated and hard-drinking young labourer.
10 October, 16:30
I Blame Society, dir. Gillian Wallace Horvat (Films from the Uncanny Valley programme)
Laureate of the Bright Future programme at Rotterdam. Russian premiere
Desperately searching for money for her new film, the young director Gillian takes a friend’s bad joke too seriously and decides to see whether she can commit the perfect murder. Gillian even records the crime, using it as material for the film and blurring the boundaries between the cinematic and the real. Camera games, however, tend to bring about unfortunate consequences.
11 October, 19:00
Bloodsuckers, dir. Julian Radlmaier (Spotlight programme)
Laureate of the Encounters programme at Berlinale 2021 and winner of the Special Jury Prize at Moscow International Film Festival. Saint Petersburg premiere
Hapless actor Ljowushka, who has left the USSR in search of a better life, meets a vampire aristocrat at an unnamed German resort and falls hopelessly in love with her. The strange romance between the eccentric pair unfolds against the backdrop of discussions among workers about a mysterious Chinese flea, which they hold responsible for the bites of genuine bloodsuckers.
Tickets for screenings at The House of Cinema can now be purchased on the festival website as well as the cinema’s ticket offices and website.