November 3, 2017

“Salyut 7” to be Released in China in 8,000 Theatres

On December 8, the film “Salyut 7” will be released to 8,000 movie theatres in China. Distribution rights were acquired by Turbo Films.

The Russian space disaster film will be released in the 2D, 3D, and DMAX (China-exclusive version of IMAX with a larger screen area) formats.

Producer Sergey Selyanov: “We’re happy to announce the release of “Salyut 7” in China. It’s an important strategic direction of development for all of us. I hope the film is well received and brings significant revenue.”

“Salyut 7” by CTB Film Company, Lemonfilms Studio, and Rossiya TV was released in Russia and the CIS countries on October 12, and quickly became one of the top-grossing action dramas in the history of Russian cinema. Currently, the total revenue in Russia has amounted to 650,000,000 rubles (670,000,000, including the CIS countries).

Several countries have acquired distribution rights for the film, including France, Germany, Austria, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, USA, Australia, Spain, Italy, and Canada.

The world premiere of “Salyut 7” took place at the largest film festival Fantastic Fest, in Austin, TX, USA, in September to a unanimous acclaim of the media and viewers.

“Vdovichenkov and Derevyanko make for sympathetic figures, carefully balanced between being warm enough to be approachable, and sternly confident enough to be admirable. . . And that alone gives “Salyut 7” a quality not often seen in equivalent American blockbusters.” — The Verge

The film was also screened at the largest film festival in Asia, the 22nd Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), the 19th Worldwide Festival for the Youth and Students in Sochi, and the Sitges Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival (Spain), and the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (Italy).

“Aside from interesting historical moments and great entertainment potential, “Salyut 7” offers an excellent opportunity to go back in time to the 1980s Moscow, the vintage aesthetics of Eastern Europe of the Cold War period, similar to The Americans and Germany 83 TV series.” — El Periódico.

“This European film truly amazes one with its production level. It’s on par with many Hollywood major released. As for the story itself, it’s based on real events and is truly epic . . . “Salyut 7” is a great film with a good story, enough tension, and even some comedic moments, along with captivating shots made in weightlessness. Another huge success in the Stiges festival program.” — El Resplandor

The film is based on actual events and tells the story of a 1985 rescue mission to Salyut 7 space station by astronauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh. The mission is widely accepted as the most challenging in the entire history of space exploration. Directed by Klim Shipenko, Producers: Sergey Selyanov, Anton Zlatopolsky, and Bakur Bakuradze. Starring Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Maria Mironova, Oksana Fandera, Lyubov Aksenova, Alexander Samoilenko, Vitaly Khaev, and others.