Horror is an infrequent genre in Russian cinema, but now more and more paintings are appearing that are becoming known not only in the post-Soviet space, but also in the world. The premiere of the film “Dawn” will take place on January 31, 2019, and he is prophesied to become a vivid example of how Russian cinema, shot in a genre unusual for the whole country, wins the love of the audience.
The rating of expectations on the KinoPoisk portal is 87%.
Dreams are a vivid reflection of what we experience, like a mirror connecting us with the world of our subconscious. In the main character, the younger brother dies under circumstances that are still not fully understood. Like any traumatic event, his death leaves its mark on her condition, and the girl suffers from nightmares.
Unable to withstand moral fatigue from nightmares, the girl decides to take a desperate step and goes to the hospital on the basis of an institute that studies dreams. There she has to face the practice of lucid dreams, where she plunges into another reality. But there, in addition to memories related to her mother, problems with her family and her brother directly, she is faced with otherworldly forces that drag her into nightmares. Will she be able to defeat them and her fears to meet a new morning?
This is not the first time that horror has nightmares. For example, the world-famous horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is also closely related to the theme of dreams. The younger brother of the main character, who appears in the trailer, even kind of copies the Freddy Krueger counter.
Even in spite of this, the trailer looks spectacular. The scenes associated with hospitals in horror films always look quite ominous, especially with the right musical accompaniment and interesting camera work. The film "Dawn" has no problems with either the first or the second.
Pavel Sidorov, previously engaged mainly in music videos, became the director of the picture. In one of his interviews, he admitted that he always dreamed of making a horror film. On social networks, he contacted Vladislav Severtsev several years ago, who then worked on the “Bride” horror, but for the first time this did not lead to anything. A few years later, they contacted again, and work on the film “Breaking Dawn” began.
The script of the film was rewritten and remade several times, for a long time we could not come to an agreement on how this or that scene should look. Often this was done directly on the set, because it was one thing to see the scene on paper, and another to see in life, and understand which move would be most successful.
This work, by the way, cannot be called very easy - for a film crew it is always difficult to shoot one full-length film in several locations, and 9 are involved in the film “Dawn”.
Scary scenes of the main character’s dreams were filmed in an abandoned maternity hospital in Moscow, half an hour walk from the metro station, and the institute of somnology was a real institute, though not a science of sleep, but the Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Research Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.
The main role was played by Oksana Akinshina. Two years earlier, she played the main role in the horror film “The Bride,” and this picture can be called successful - she liked not only the audience of Russia, but also abroad.
And the second star of the film - Anna Slyu, on the contrary, is first starring in films of this genre, and she herself admits that she does not watch films of this kind, so the shooting was an adventure for her. She admits that in her opinion, only a very brave man will take on horror films.
The girl Sveta was played by Alexandra Drozdova, this role was the debut in her film career. The film also starred: Alexander Molochnikov, Anastasia Kuimova, Oleg Vasilkov and others.
The film "Dawn" will be released on January 31, 2019 on large screens. He, according to the creators, has great expectations, so this will be a good opportunity for the Russian audience to look at progress in an unusual genre and find out if the main character of the film can defeat her subconscious.