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DIRECTOR: Ilya Khrzhanovsky
RUNTIME: 128 mins., Russia, Russian with English subtitles
CAST: Marina Vovchenko, Irina Vovchenko, Svetlana Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Yuri Laguta, Konstantin Murzenko

An apocalyptic journey through the dark heart of the new Russia. Three strangers meet in a Moscow bar one late night and spin fantastic stories, all of them lies. They depart and journey their separate ways through a landscape filled with de øcaying meat, wild dogs, ravenous crones, cloned piglets, and modern industrial horrors. A completely unique and disturbing film, 4 was held up by Russian censors who wanted 40 minutes cut, but relented after the film won acclaim at film festivals around the world.

Official Selection:
Venice Film Festival
Rotterdam Film Festival (Winner: Best Film)
Los Angeles
Seattle (Winner: Best New Director)

"The stark surreal images evoke a mixture of terror and absurdity that comes as close to the experience of an actual nightmare as anything Ive seen on the screen."
-Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES

"Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s nightmarish Russian tone poem stunned audiences at January’s Rotterdam Film Festival. We can safely tell you to believe the hype. Strange and sick-making, 4 will haunt you for days."

"This jaw-dropping whatsit is a grandiose study of barbarism and decay, a treatise on the way of all flesh."