The hit Russian film, Hipsters, (Stilyagi) directed by Valery Todorovsky will open at Cinema Village in New York on February 24, 2012. Hipsters won four Nikas (Russian Oscar) for best film, production design, costumes and sound. The film has played in numerous North American film festivals including Toronto, Seattle, Chicago-winning Best Art Direction, and Washington D.C.
Hipsters is a lavish, candy-colored musical set in Cold War Russia circa 1955. It tells the story of a communist party youth, Mels (named after Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin), whose life is changed when he encounters Moscow’s vibrant underground, American influenced jazz scene and the non-conformist kids, Hipsters, who inhabit it.