Russian special forces brought to the big screen in Toronto

Two Russian films are to be showed at the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held in the Canadian city on September 5-20, 2013 – police drama ‘The Major’ by Yuri Bykov and Alexey Uchitel’s new film, ‘Eight’.

Two Russian films are to be showed at the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held in the Canadian city on September 5-20, 2013 – police drama ‘The Major’ by Yuri Bykov and Alexey Uchitel’s new film, ‘Eight’.

‘The Major’ tells the story of the deputy chief of police in a small settlement in the Ryazan region, who runs over a child while driving his wife to a maternity hospital. The film was in the program of the International Critics' Week at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and it participated at the Kinotavr-2013 Film Festival in Sochi.

The Major - official trailer. Source: YouTube

The film also received received three awards – for best film, for best stage direction and for artistic achievements (for the music in the picture) - at the International Film Festival in Shanghai, held in June.

Uchitel’s ‘Eight’ is based on a novel by Russian author Zakhar Prilepin. The main heroes of the film are a group of young OMON (Special Forces) officers whose lives change forever after a brawl in a nightclub. The film will be released in Russia next January.

Eight - official trailer. Source: YouTube

First published in Russian in RIA Novosti.

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