ESSENTIAL CINEMA

HIPSTERS (Stilyagi)

Written by Valeriy Todorovskiy (libretto) and Yuriy Korotkov (screenplay)
Cinematography by Roman Vasyanov
Editing by Aleksey Bobrov
Original music by Konstantin Meladze
Cast: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Eugenia Khirivskaya, Maksim Matveyev
Russia, 2008, 35mm print distributed by Leisure Time Features, color, 2.35:1, 115 min.
Russian with English subtitles

“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.” – Leisure Time Features



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