Russian Film 'Thursday' has High Hopes as an Oscar Contender

(MENAFN- GetNews) Based on a true story, the Russian film 'Thursday', who has high hopes as an Oscar contender at the 92nd Academy Awards, enjoyed a well-received US theatrical release at Arena Cinelounge Hollywood, during its September 20th - 26th run.

Written and directed by Suro Jr ., in his debut film, ‘Thursday' follows a mother who sits in a hospital waiting room, where the world spinning around her, imagining herself as a whale that has drifted into the harbor and cannot find her way back to the ocean. On Monday, she brings her disabled child, who is in critical condition, to a local hospital near Moscow.

Every day, the child is given glucose, even though the mother warns the medical staff that the child is contraindicated. She contacts her pediatrician in Moscow in hopes she can correct the treatment.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. The child's condition worsens. However, even with the decline in the child's health the doctors insist on following hospital protocol, because diverting from it would lead to major legal consequences.

Thursday. The mother can only hope that the hospital near Moscow has made the right diagnosis for her child, whose health continues to spiral into decline…


Filmed in Russia, with English subtitles, ‘Thursday' has been a firm favorite in Europe picking up a plethora of awards including at the International Film Festival 'You Are not Alone (2018, Russia, Yaroslavl), Cyprus International Film Festival 'Golden Aphrodite (2018, Cyprus, Nicosia), special prize from First Channel Russia at the festival 'Koroche (2018, Russia, Kaliningrad), 'Best Short Film on Social Issues at Sose International Film Festival (2018, Armenia, Yerevan), and at the International Film Festival 'Fathers and Children (2018, Russia, Orel).

Suro Jr.'s ‘Thursday' played at Arena Cinelounge Hollywood, during a weeklong run in September, qualifying the producers to submit the film as a 2020 Academy Award contender.

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