Salyut-7 15+, unless accompanied by an adult

Fiction | Feature
Director  Klim Shipenko
Russia | 121 mins | 2017
Russian with English subtitles

Australian Premiere

The right stuff of the cosmonauts.

Comrades, let me tell you a true story of space adventure and the glorious triumphs of Soviet rocketry. In 1985 the Soviet Union is in poor shape, but not as bad as the orbiting space station Salyut-7, which goes out of control and is threatening to plummet from the heavens. A rescue mission faces enormous difficulties to dock with the station, do repairs, and then get back to earth. But two cosmonauts are up to the challenge. This pulse-pounding Russian space film is up there with Gravity as the latest word in breathtaking visual effects and taut thrills. It certainly demonstrates the revival of Russia's commercial cinema.

Director Klim Shipenko | Screenwriter Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov | Producer Sergey Selyanov, Bakur Bakuradze, Anton Zlatopolskiy | Cinematographer Sergey Astakhov, Ivan Burlakov | Cast Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Samoylenko, Mariya Mironova, Oksana Fandera, Lyubov Novikova