Screening

About Magnetic Storms

Year Released:
2003
Genres:
Drama
Metadata:
Plagued by involvement in a love triangle as well as labor strikes in the local factory, Valery is surrounded by misery which leads to a separation from his wife. Pleas of family and friends do not stop Valery from meddling in the strike. After the chaos at the factory finally subsides, Valery is left with only a shell of his former life. With a woman who saved him from death at his side, he attempts to conquer his pain and put the pieces of his life back together. In Russian language with English subtitles. (Digital presentation)


Director Vadim Abdrashitov is scheduled to introduce.


Vadim Yusupovich Abdrashitov is a Soviet and Russian film director who has been awarded Russia’s highest artistic honor – the title of People’s Artist. He has made more than a dozen films and is the recipient of numerous awards which include the USSR State Prize, the Nika Award and honors from the Berlin and Venice Film Festivals. Abdrashitov’s films feature an edgy internal cinematic language and shed light on poignant moral issues. The director is a member of the Russian Academy of Film, the Film Director’s Guild of Russia, and is the president of the Studio Ark-Film. Abdrashitov is also a professor at the Russian State Film Institute.

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