From Russia with Rock

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

In December 1987, a seven-day rock festival was staged in Moscow, the first ever such event in the Soviet Union. Mykkanen and her crew were there to cover the festival, a mixture of state-sanctioned pop and 'underground' Soviet bands, many of whom belong to a Moscow-based collection, Rock Laboratory. One band, Nautilius Pompilius from Siberia, shot into the charts as a result of their festival appearance, and the last third of the film records their reactions to fame and final retreat to Siberia. Throughout, there is a sense of the importance of rock music to young Russians, their enthusiastic embrace of perestroika, and, sadly, a sense that the medium is totally played out in the West.

Details

Release details

Duration:
108 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Mafjaana Mykkanen
Screenwriter:
Mafjaana Mykkanen
Cast:
Uriah Heep
Televizor
Alliance Aquarium
Nautilius Pompilius
Mister Twister
Brigada K Cruise
Bravo
Nuance
Avia
Va Bank