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How I Ended This Summer

How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
How I Ended This Summer image - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
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How I Ended This Summer poster - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
Absolutely magnificent. I’ve heard it described as Tarkovsky in the Arctic, which is quite a good description actually. I think it’s wonderful.
David Stratton
ABC AT THE MOVIES
Extraordinary. Austerely & strangely beautiful. No film I have seen conveys so vividly a sense of a psychic wilderness. Both characters are compelling. The elemental settings make the story seem timeless, but never unreal. We are gripped from the start. A metaphor for a nation in transition. This sombre, frightening and eerily beautiful film is among the best films of the year
Evan William
THE AUSTRALIAN
A beautiful piece of cinema that draws both on classical Russian traditions of slow building psychological explorations and a very modern approach to image and sound. This is outstanding cinema. A film to savour.
Julie Rigg
ABC RADIO NATIONAL
Director: Alexei Popogrebsky
Cast: Grigory Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis
Duration: 124mins
Country of Origin: Russia
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Coarse language, nudity and mature themes
Absolutely magnificent. I’ve heard it described as Tarkovsky in the Arctic, which is quite a good description actually. I think it’s wonderful.
David Stratton
ABC AT THE MOVIES
Extraordinary. Austerely & strangely beautiful. No film I have seen conveys so vividly a sense of a psychic wilderness. Both characters are compelling. The elemental settings make the story seem timeless, but never unreal. We are gripped from the start. A metaphor for a nation in transition. This sombre, frightening and eerily beautiful film is among the best films of the year
Evan William
THE AUSTRALIAN
A beautiful piece of cinema that draws both on classical Russian traditions of slow building psychological explorations and a very modern approach to image and sound. This is outstanding cinema. A film to savour.
Julie Rigg
ABC RADIO NATIONAL

WINNER - 2010 BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL - Best Actor (Dobrygin & Puskepalis), Best Artistic Achievement
WINNER - 2010 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL - Best Film

Set against the spectacular, otherworldly landscape of the windswept Arctic Circle, writer/director Alexei Popogrebsky’s multi-award winning psychological thriller HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER is an immersive and compelling morality tale of isolation and survival against the elements.

Russian heartthrob Grigory Dobrygin stars as Pavel, a young graduate posted to a remote meteorological station over the summer months. His gruff, non-communicative co-worker Sergei (Sergei Puskepalis) takes pride in the repetitive work and is rattled by Pavel’s youthful carelessness and complacency, but the two go about their shared day-to-day lives, albeit with a heavy dose of mutual distrust. But when Pavel receives a gravely urgent radio message that out of panic, fear and intimidation he fails to pass on, he inadvertently triggers a series of events that spin inexorably out of control…

Filmed entirely on location in the easternmost tip of Russia, this absorbing tale features exceptional performances and unforgettable cinematography; Popogrebsky skilfully exercises a slow-burning grip over the viewer, expansively capturing the majestic yet terrifying landscape to visceral effect.

How I Ended This Summer poster - a film by Alexei Popogrebsky
NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN OR VIEW ON DEMAND
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