FIRST OSCAR MOVIE TRAILER
ON THE 1ST DOCUMENTARY THAT WON AN ACADEMY AWARD
Story coming from Variety today is of Russian film FIRST OSCAR World War II drama inspired by the true story of the making of documentary
“Moscow Strikes Back,” winner of an Oscar in 1943, the first year when documentaries had their own Academy Award. Out in March, it follows two student cinemato- graphers, Ilya Kopalin and Leonid Varlamov, who, as the Nazis approach Moscow, refuse to be evacuated and instead volunteer to be front-line cameramen capturing the horrors of war and bravery of the Soviet soldiers. The second storyline unfolds in the U.S. where one of the members of the Academy Awards selection committee tries to persuade his colleagues to launch a new category for Best Documentary at the upcoming
Oscars event. Sergey Mokritskiy directs the film. Young Russian actors Tikhon Zhiznevskiy and Anton Momot play the lead roles with Michael Lerner, Robert L. Wilson, Jordan Laesch also in the cast.
|The movie will be out March 24th|
|First Oscar will get an international distribution as well|