“a ravishingly shot, thought-provoking triumph of non-linear filmmaking” – Screen International
It’s the year 2017, a century after the Russian Revolution, and seven very different characters find their lives thrown together under the shadow of a great, unfinished skyscraper. From an immigrant construction worker through to real estate lawyers, architects, politicians, Mafioso and disgraced oligarchs, the building looms over them all – a reminder of 100 years of great hopes and failed dreams.
Winner of the Silver Bear award for Cinematography at this year’s Berlinale, Under Electric Clouds is the transcendent new film from writer-director Alexey German Jr (Paper Soldiers, The Last Train). A sprawling, impressionistic parable on contemporary Russia, this is a mesmerising depiction of a country sliding into a spiritual abyss.