Russia’s Top Movies: October 2020

Published: November 1, 2020

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in Russia that ranked in the top 10 for weekend box-office take.

Стрельцов – Streltsov – $4,472,079 as of October 25

Eduard Streltsov is a Soviet soccer superstar, compared by Russians today to the legendary player from Brazil, Pelé. He seems to have it all – skills, fame, money, love – and enemies too. And what can that lead to?

Гудбай, Америка – Goodbye, America – $1,034,654 as of October 25

Russian immigrants in the US can come from all ages and walks of life. But sooner or later all of them realize: you can leave Russia, but you can’t stop being Russian…

Белка и Стрелка: Карибская Тайна – Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure – $622,772 as of October 18

A mysterious and potentially dangerous anomaly is spotted near the Cuban shores. Luckily, the heroic duo of Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to go to space, is there to save the day!

Глубже! – Deeper! – $394,659 as of October 25

A young director, master of psychological drama, finds himself trying his skills in a completely different genre… porn.

Viewer discretion is advised: the trailer contains several suggestive scenes. 

Китобой – The Whaler Boy – $156,832 as of October 18

A young hunter from Chukotka falls in love with a US girl he saw on the Internet and decides to cross the Bering Strait to get to her.

This movie was given Best Director and Best Male Performance awards at the major Russian cinema Festival, Kinotavr, and praised at the 77 Venice International Film Festival.

About the author

Alex Sitnikov

Alex holds a BA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) and is currently on his way to get an MA in Translation. He came to Moscow from Tolyatti to study at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013 and has been in love with the city ever since. In March 2018 Alex joined SRAS to help coordinate student activities in Moscow. When he’s not occupied with that, Alex likes to play guitar, sing, read, play videogames, and make YouTube videos.

Program attended: SRAS Staff Member

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