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Soar by Alexander Mindadze represents the investigation of the plane crash, and this is one of the most radical Russian films for the recent years. Here the plot is not a  story told in the consecutive order but a spiral of emotional states, pitiless corrida of brutal, bestial, natural, senseless and human.

 

Anton Kostylev, Gazeta.ru, Russsia, 2007

"No matter that as a director Alexander Mindadze is debutant, it was revealed that he possessed unseen aesthetic and intellectual bravery for contemporary Russia. Mindadze does not intend to settle a score with Russian modern time. The story of Soar could have happened in any other point of the world. Mindadze's heroes do not demonstrate intrusively their attitude towards the reality - they simply live in this reality. Obviously this is the reason which does not allow to doubt its modernity - in his film the reality does not pretend to look like it is reality, but it finds its traces in front of our eyes. And probably this is happens for the first time in the cinema of post-soviet era. And this is the reason why Soar becomes so European movie - in its best sense and without any allowances. The film which grew up from soviet tradition which occurred to be fruitful though."

Vsevolod Brodsky, Expert weekly magazine, Russia, 2007

"Soar by Alexander Mindadze represents the investigation of the plane crash, and this is one of the most radical Russian films for the recent years. Here the plot is not a story told in the consecutive order but a spiral of emotional states, pitiless corrida of brutal, bestial, natural, senseless and human."

Anton Kostylev, Gazeta.ru, Russsia, 2007

"The narration is torn in pieces as if it was the airframe of the crashed plane. The remains of the plot are tight not by the logic but by a thin cobweb of emotions, minor details, profound hints. But intuitively you understand in the film everything. The basic existential dogma presuming that the truth becomes obvious only in front of the death is proved brilliantly. All the complex of dramatic situations and extreme feelings which go with catastrophe - fury, vengeance, the feeling of guilt, readiness to bargain with fate, real fraternity and game with mankind's foibles, despair and senselessness of an average life Р al these things are transmitted simultaneously, directly to the brain. Thanks to the fantastic actors (no celebrities, only the actors from theatre) who fulfill the lines of the script with explosive and truthful vitality. Thoroughness of this seeming chaos is astonishing. It seems that even a hand camera shivers in a thoroughly considered rhythm."

Vasily Koretsky, Timeout Russia, 2007

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