Why Don't You Just Die!
Revenge, blackmail and spectacularly dysfunctional family dynamics are the dishes served up in 29-year-old Kirill Sokolov’s dazzling debut. The deceptively simple story centres on Matvei, a nervous young guy who arrives at a Moscow apartment with a hammer in his hand and murder on his mind. Inside is Andrei, a hulking police detective and father of Matvei’s girlfriend, Olya. It’s not long before all blood-spurting hell breaks loose and Sokolov’s non-linear screenplay gives us the meticulously mapped-out dope on everyone involved in the mounting mayhem. This furiously-paced fireball is fabulously performed by a game cast and marks the arrival of an exciting new talent on the world cinema stage.