timespace coordinates: 2010’s Moscow
Prityazhenie / Attraction (2017)
Attraction (Russian: Притяжение, romanized: Prityazhenie) is a 2017 Russian science fiction action film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk. The plot tells about an extraterrestrial spaceship that crash-lands in the Chertanovo district of Moscow. The Russian government immediately introduces martial law, as the locals grow increasingly angry at the unwelcome guest. The film stars Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov and Oleg Menshikov.
According to Bondarchuk, the movie is a social allegory. The script writers stated that it was inspired by the 2013 Biryulyovo riots. (wiki)
Vtorzhenie / Invasion (2020)
Invasion, also known as Attraction 2 (Russian: Вторжение, romanized: Vtorzhenie), is a 2020 Russian science fiction action film directed and produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk’s company by Art Pictures Studio and Vodorod. The action of the film unfolds three years after the events described in Attraction. The film stars Irina Starshenbaum, Rinal Mukhametov, Alexander Petrov, Yuri Borisov, Oleg Menshikov and Sergei Garmash. (wiki)
timespace coordinates: Kilkenny, Ireland 1650
Wolfwalkers is a 2020 animated fantasy adventure film directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. The film is the third installment in Moore’s “Irish Folklore Trilogy”, following his previous films The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014). The film is an international co-production led by Cartoon Saloon and Mélusine Productions,
released digitally on Apple TV+ on December 11 (wiki)
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timespace coordinates: early 2000s Los Angeles
One Hour Photo is a 2002 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Mark Romanek and starring Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Erin Daniels, Gary Cole, and Eriq La Salle.
In an interview, Romanek said that he was inspired to create this movie by films from the 1970s about “lonely men”, notably Taxi Driver (1976). (wiki)
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timespace coordinates: Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Romania, capital of Transylvania (Erdély) in 1942 – automatically restored old footage using machine learning. At the time (between 1940-1944) it was part of Hungary, and the original video is from the Hungarian National Film Archives.