28.07 / Screening

Otkritie x Strelka Film Festival. Baby Driver

Adrenaline, high speeds, and a dynamic soundtrack in a criminal thriller with Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey in lead roles

The dynamics of exciting car chases, а sophisticated criminal plan and brazen robbery: all of this in a criminal thriller by Edgar Wright (‘Zombie named Sean’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’). The driving force in the movie is the music: Edgar Wright began writing the script from the selection of songs. The protagonist, nicknamed Baby (Ansel Elgort), is a teenaged talented driver with hearing impairments. He reluctantly communicates with people, but after turning on the right soundtrack, he can drive out of any trouble. Baby works for a mafioso (Kevin Spacey), and he has to deliver criminals to the right places quickly and safely. Director Edgar Wright was so scrupulous about the bank robbery that he invited Joe Loya, who robbed the bank in the 90s and spent seven years in prison for this crime, as a technical consultant. Baby mistakenly believes that he can be a courier without being a criminal, but one meeting will force him to reconsider his views.

‘Baby Driver’ is the closing film of the Festival. After the screening, Vasily Zorky will give a concert, and all guests of the event are invited. Together with the cinema and theatre artists Katerina Spits, Sabina Ahmedova, Dasha Charusha, Anna Tsukanova-Kott and Miriam Sehon, they will play cover versions of hits from different genres, from Nina Simone to Justin Timberlake.

The Russian premiere of the film will be held as part of the Second International Otkritie x Strelka Film Festival, supported by Otkritie Bank and MasterCard. The programme includes Russian and Moscow premieres of films from different countries selected by curator Stas Tyrkin. Winners of and participants in international competitions, including festivals in Cannes and Toronto, and Russian Kinotavr and Dvijenie festivals, will be presented in a series of ten film screenings.

The curator of the film festival is Stas Tyrkin: film critic, member of the Moscow International Film Festival selection committee, program director of the Dvijenie festival and curator of the cinema course at the Gogol Center.

The technical partner of the Otkritie x Strelka Film Festival, with the support of Otkritie Bank and MasterCard, is the Kinoproekt company.

The duration is 113 minutes. Content suitable for viewers over the age of 18.

Accreditation — pr@strelka.com.

English with Russian subtitles
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