Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Russian Film Series: We are From the Future

Sun, May 11, 2014 | MEZ 2.118

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Russian Film Series: We are From the Future

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is proud to announce the sixth screening in the Spring 2014 Russian Film Series! 

This week's screening will feature We are From the Future (2008), in which a group of profit-driven military trophy hunters in search of valuable World War II memorabilia fall into a mysterious time rift that transports them to the year 1942 and directly into the black heart of a particularly fierce skirmish. They plundering the battlefields for priceless historical artifacts when they came across a particularly valuable cache of vintage weapons, medals, and documents. It’s a dangerous business, so when a pale, barefoot man suddenly appears before vanishing without a trace, the four treasure hunters are seriously spooked. Later, after discovering an old scrapbook owned by the slain soldier and featuring photos taken during the war, the team decides to take a reinvigorating dip in a nearby lake. Upon surfacing, however, the swimmers quickly realize that they have somehow traveled back in time, and that they’re about to experience the horrors of war firsthand.

At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards (Russia), this film was nominated for the Best Actress, Best Movie Villain, Best Kiss, and Best Film awards, and won the award for Best Fight.

All films will be shown in Russian with English subtitles. Showings will be held in MEZ 2.118.

Presented by the Austin Russian Language Meetup Group.

Sponsored by: The Austin Russian Language Meetup Group

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