Directed by: Mikhail Brashinskiy
Starring: Tatyana Kolganova (Mother), Timofey Yeletskiy (Son)
Country: Russia, Finland; Effed Up Russian/Soviet Films; Effed Up Scandinavian Cinema
Language: Russian, Finnish (Eng Subs)
Genres: Family, Cannibalism, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Teen
Plot – Spoilers:
Shopping Tour begins as a mom-and-son getaway trip to Finland following Dad’s death. The highpoint of their conversations is when the son steals away to buy himself a beer with money meant for food.
It seems drab, pointless and maybe even a little boring. But then it turns a little sinister when the son discovers they are there on a shopping tour and not a getaway. What’s sinister about a shopping tour? I don’t know. But you can sense the eeriness looming. Maybe it’s the pre-dawn feel when their tour bus stops for the shopping. Or maybe you’re feeling the confusion the son’s feeling about what the fuck they’re actually there for.
And then… OP kind of delivers… if you allow for the best phone battery and OS ever created.
The poor Finns – never catch a break.