• Film

From Russia with Rock


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.

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
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