Movie fans who love sci-fi horror flicks like Alien and The Thing, will want to check out Sputnik from IFC films. The Russian-language film from director Egor Abramenko, has elements borrowed from filmmaking greats like Ridley Scott and John Carpenter, with suspenseful sequences and a deep character driven plot.
Sputnik takes place in the early 80s during the Cold War period, with Russia still venturing out into space. The film centres on Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina), a young doctor who is on the precipice of losing her medical license, due to her controversial methods.
Faced with her career being ended, she receives a lifeline when she is recruited by the military. Brought into a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident.
She soon learns that Konstantin has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.
Sputnik is set to open in selected cinemas and VOD beginning 14 August.