Indie Trailer Sunday: Russian John Malkovich in 'Siberian Education'
"The switchblade is like the cross - it stays with us our entire lives." Today's trailer is for the Italian film Siberian Education, directed by Italian Gabriele Salvatores, starring John Malkovich as "Grandfather Kuzya". The film is based on a memoir about growing up as a member of the Urka community in the small republic of Transnistria, located between Moldova and Ukraine. It's entirely in English and seems to focus on two friends growing up and how they all turn out in this crime-ridden town. The cast includes Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare, plus Arnas Fedaravicius and Vilius Tumalavicius. Take a look below.
In a region known as Transnistria, tattoos tell the story of a man's life, "honest" weapons are separated from "sinful" ones, and authority is always to be distrusted. Beyond the control of any government, these men uphold values including respect for elders and an unwavering adherence to the truth - often by force.
Siberian Education, originally titled Educazione siberiana, is directed by accomplished Italian filmmaker Gabriele Salvatores (of Marrakech Express, Turné, Puerto Escondido, Nirvana, Teeth, Amnèsia, Quo Vadis Baby?) whose 1991 film Mediterraneo won an Oscar. The screenplay was co-written by Salvatores, Stefano Rulli & Sandro Petraglia, based on Nicolai Lilin's novel of the same name. The film opened in Italy earlier this spring, but doesn't have a US release date yet from Wrekin Hill Entertainment. Anyone else interested?