How I Ended This Summer

Directed by Alexei Popogrebsky
Film Movement
2010
130 Minutes
Russia
Russian
Thriller, Horror
Not Rated
DVD
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On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player and video games to avoid Sergei's imposing presence. One day while Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei from HQ. Intimidated, Pavel can't bring himself to disclose the information. When the truth is finally revealed, the consequences explode against a chilling backdrop of thick fog, sharp rocks, and the merciless Arctic Sea.

Club Features

Bonus short: First Day of Peace, directed by Mirko Rucnov

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

DVD Features

Bonus short: First Day of Peace, directed by Mirko Rucnov

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Gripping!...a suspenseful man-braving-the-elements adventure movie!"
    Stephen Holden, The New York Times
  • Highest Rating
    "Heart-stopping! Rich in resonance...a King Lear-type epic of madness and the elements of ... a tale of extraordinary endurance."
    Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "One of the best films to come from Russia in recent years—Don’t miss it!"
    Miranda Siegel, New York Magazine

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Awards & Recognition

Winner
Silver Bear for Best Actor
Berlin Int'l Film Festival
Winner
Best Cinematography
Berlin Int'l Film Festival
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Toronto Int'l Film Festival
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Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
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BFI London Film Festival
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New Directors/New Films
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San Francisco Int'l Film Festival
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Chicago Int'l Film Festival
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Seattle Int'l Film Festival
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Atlantic Film Festival
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Philadelphia Film Festival
Official Selection
Hawaii Int'l Film Festival
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Denver Film Festival
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3 Rivers Film Festival
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St. Louis Int'l Film Festival
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Available Light Film Festival
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Portland Int'l Film Festival
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Environmental Film Festival
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Wisconsin Film Festival
Official Selection
Yellowknife Film Festival

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