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Russian Sci-Fi Movie Attraction Picked Up By 74 Countries

Matt McGloin
Posted: 02/13/2017 - 14:53

The Russian sci-fi movie, Attraction, is set to be released in 74 countries worldwide.

With the 67th Berlin International Film Festival well underway, Art Pictures Studio has signed new international deals with Conquest Filmes (Latin America) and R.D. FILMS (India) to distribute Attraction on a large number of screens. Attraction will also be released on 200 screens in Mexico and Brazil per territory.

"Attraction is captivating story told with exquisite cinematography. Director Fedor Bondarchuk has crafted a film that is poignant, current, and strongly appeals to contemporary audiences. We very much look forward to releasing the film in Latin America and would like to explore other opportunities with Art Pictures Studio," said Rubens Aranha, CEO of Conquest Filmes.

Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi blockbuster Attraction did a great opening on January 26th in Russia with more than three million admissions. This unconventional and ambitious film by Art Pictures Studio and Vodorod Film Company is the first Russian movie about extraterrestrials invading the Earth. Attraction offers a large-scale sci-fi chronicle of mankind whose life is forever changed by a mysterious flying space object crashing over Moscow. The film’s lead characters are played by Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov and Oleg Menshikov.

Before Attraction opened domestically, its theatrical rights have been sold to most of the Eastern markets including Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Brunei and Taiwan, as well as to France, Germany and Italy.

Attraction will also be opening soon in China on 10,000 screens.

At the European Film Market, Art Pictures Studio is looking to close English-speaking territories as well.

"Attraction” is now in all Russian cinemas in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

"Attraction” is a new film by Fedor Bondarchuk who shot Russia’s highest-grossing release “Stalingrad.” "Attraction" is a delicately told heart-piercing story of people trying to get used to a new life, understand each other and embrace an unknown future through tough times. This visually rich action film features mind-blowing and realistic CGI. This challenging and high-tech movie brought together some of the world’s and Russia’s top talents working in film production including MainRoadlPost, Russia’s leading visual effects production that was behind such blockbusters as “Wanted”, “Stalingrad” and many others, and Dave Whitehead who developed the film’s unique vivid sound design and whose credits include such movie hits as “Arrival,” “King Kong,” “District 9,” “Elysium” and “The Hobbit”.