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DIRECTOR: Valery Todorovsky
RUNTIME: 125 mins., Russia, Russian with English subtitles
FORMATS: 35mm Cinemascope, Digital
CAST: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgenia Brik, Maksim Matveev,
Igor Voynarovsky, Ekaterina Vilkova

Hipsters is a candy colored musical set in Moscow 1955 at the height of the Cold War. Stalin has been dead two years and a revolt against the crushing conformity of Russian life is taking place among a small segment of the country’s youth who follow and emulate American jazz culture, its music and fashions, albeit in an exaggerated manner. Mels, a member of the Communist youth group Kmsomol, falls in love with Polly who is part of the Hipsters (Stilyagi) crowd and he soon becomes immersed in the Hipster scene of swing dancing, smoky nightclubs, hot jazz, pompadours and poodle skirts.

Official Selection:
Toronto International Film Festival
Seattle Intl. Film Festival
Chicago Intl. Film Festival
Washington D.C. Intl. Film Festival

Nika (Russian Oscar) for Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Costume, Best Sound
Chicago Film Festival - Best Art Direction

“A visually stunning and energetic musical satirizing repression in the Soviet Union.”
-Hollywood Reporter

“A buoyant musical... It beats with a warm heart that is hard to resist.”
-BoxOffice Magazine

“Shot like an MGM classic”
-Washington Post