With its massive scale and brutal carnage, this terrifying sci-fi horror signals the arrival of a major new voice: first-time Russian director Egor Abramenko.
Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna is on the precipice of losing her medical license, when she is recruited by the military to assess a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident. She discovers there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night.
With the ever-large shadow of influence and importance cast by Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, extraterrestrial malevolence in genre cinema more often than not feels as if it’s been beamed down directly from the Nostromo. Sputnik bucks that tradition of pastiche and delivers something fresh to the interplanetary monster-movie canon.