Skip to main content

DAY WATCH

Russia, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

DAY WATCH

“Why does the wind blow? To cover our tracks, so no-one knows we're still alive.” This second instalment in the epic, special-effects-congested, Russian trilogy sees writer-director Timur Bekmambetov of the award-winning Night Watch return in full force with an ancient battle between light and dark. Battling to hold together an age-old truce that balances the forces of good and evil, Anton (from the light side) wrestles with his loyalty to his dark-sided son and his loyalty to the Night Watch. After modern-day Moscow is nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event, Anton comes into possession of the Chalk of Destiny, which can restore life and guide the course of history. “A satisfying continuation of the planned trilogy, a highly-caffeinated assault on our senses… The director saves the biggest and noisiest for last, allowing for a real blowout of a climax.” - Los Angeles Times

D Timur Bekmambetov P Konstantin Ernst, Anatoly Maximov S Timur Bekmambetov, Alexander Talal Dist Twentieth Century Fox L Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/132mins

See also...

ISLAND, THE

“This is a film about the fact that God exists.” - Pavel Lounguine Set in an Orthodox monastery, The Island follows a Russian monk's quest for salvation. Haunted by the sins of his youth and ... More »

ONCE

“We're in a world where a three-minute song is worth 10 pages of dialogue.” - John Carney Featuring Glen Hansard, lead singer of Irish band The Frames, John Carney's Once is a modern-day musical ... More »

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

'Till death us do part' could just as easily have been ‘til you reach 40. Proving that life begins at 40, Elisabeth and Gudrun are Sweden's answer to the heroines of Thelma and Louise - minus the ... More »

PARAGUAYAN HAMMOCK

This meditation on memory, time and loss is purportedly the first feature film from Paraguay in more than 30 years. Ramon and Candida are farmer folk living in a remote corner of Paraguay. The ... More »

BOY ON A GALLOPING HORSE, THE

“Every scene hangs like a painting.” - Indiewire In an attempt to cure his crippling writer's block, author Jerzy moves his photographer wife Maria and their seven year-old son Jasiek to the ... More »

GUCHA - DISTANT TRUMPET

Prvi Igrani Film o Srpskoj Trupi (First movie about Serbian Trumpet) An ambitious young trumpeter, Romeo, falls in love with a freckled maiden, Juliana, whose father also happens to be a trumpeter ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director