The romantic thriller, Say it in Russian, began its limited U.S. release May 4 at Carmike Cinemas in 65 cities. The film premiered in Pittsburgh, where it was awarded a special proclamation by the City Council of Pittsburgh, which declared May 3, 2009 “Say it in Russian Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. The announcement has come today (May 8) from Say it in Russian, LLC.
City Councilman William Perduto presented the award to the film’s executive producer and to the lead actress, Agata Gotova. The company has dedicated 100% of its Pittsburgh proceeds from the film’s run to the Pittsburgh Fallen Hero Fund.
Earlier, in March, it was announced that Imperia Entertainment’s independent film, “Say it in Russian” will open in U.S. cities as part of Carmike Cinemas and Dalton Pictures & Entertainment’s Independent Film Series.
“We shot a beautiful motion picture,” Director Jeff Celentano had said. “And it reminds people of the films that Hollywood became famous for.” It should, because the film also has Faye Dunaway, the academy award winning Hollywood icon of the 60’s and 70’s.
Imperia Entertainment had planned to bring stars to Gala 1930’s style red carpet premieres with all the bells and whistles in select cities to kick off the theatrical release, at 1970’s ticket prices. The cost of a ticket was planned to be $5.
Say it in Russian, starring Agata Gotova, Rade Serbedzija, and Faye Dunaway, has won three best feature film awards, two best actor awards, and one best cinematography award since beginning its festival circuit at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. It now heads to the Cannes Film Market for worldwide distribution.
In Say it in Russian, American Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) meets a beautiful young Russian girl (Agata Gotova) in Paris. But his idyllic time turns sinister when he goes to Moscow.