"NIRVANA"

By: Natalya Zaharova - Published: Jul 22, 2008 • References: nirvana-film.ru and ruskino.ru
A neo-romantic, post-punk, dream-film called “Nirvana,” directed by Igor Voloshin, made its debut in July 2008. Some fame was already brought to the creators earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival as well as at the Moscow Film Festival “Kinotavr-2008” where they were nominated for best debut.

This film visualizes post cyber punk dream, where two million dollars were thoroughly spent on costumes, make up, decorations, and all the other things valued in the fashion world. The movie's main characters tell their story with colors, patterns and textures, light and shadow and makeup and graffiti on the walls. Even the city speaks for its inhabitants.

Watching this movie feels more like experiencing an endless, fantastic catwalk. Its peculiar canvas only adds to the shocking reality of the plot. Each little moment catches your eye in the romantic chic, controversial situations between heroes and their lives.

The characters could be likened to super fashionable aliens who show their inner feels through the clothes they wear. Through watching the movie, one can see a great belief in love and fatal betrayal. Their costumes are full of human feelings, carried by the greatest makeup stylist ever seen in a movie. Nirvana is a poetical mash-up of models, fashion and music in a real catwalk story.