Watch The Gorgeous Promo For Venice Selection THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor
Other worldly. Out of time. Languid. Uncanny. Meditative. These are all fine and easy ways to describe the promo reel for veteran Russian-American director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest, The Postman's White Nights, which will be playing in competition at Venice early next month.

Konchalovsky may be best known to Twitch readers as the director of the 1985 thriller Runaway Train, as well as the co-screenwriter with Andrei Tarkovsky on Andrei Rublev. Konchalovksy has certainly proven a versatile storyteller in his near six decades in the business, as this one is a big shift from his last, The Nutcracker in 3D. Check out the full synopsis and that gorgeous promo below.

Separated from the outside world with only a boat to connect their remote village to the mainland, the inhabitants of Kenozero Lake live the way their ancestors did for centuries gone by: the community is small, everyone knows each other and they produce only those things which are necessary for survival.

The village Postman (Aleksey Tryaptisyn) is their sole connection to the outside world, relying on his motorboat to bridge the two civilizations. But when his boat's motor is stolen and the woman he loves escapes to the city, the Postman follows, desperate for a new adventure and a new life.

What follows is a journey of self-discovery, as the Postman is confronted with old demons, love and the realization that there is no place like home.

WN trailer from Antipode Sales on Vimeo.

Around the Internet:
  • Mr. Cavin

    Wow. It's amazing how deep and effecting regular old virtuosity in filmmaking can still be.

blog comments powered by Disqus
​​