I enjoyed the new Russian sci-fi thriller SPUTNIK from IFC Midnight.  Here’s a quick premise from IFC:

Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though.

I had a great time talking to director Egor Abramenko about his interest in making SPUTNIK his first feature-film debut, working on a tight budget but making it look like a big blockbuster, the relevance of the 1983 setting, working with actress Oksana Akinshina, yup, she’s our new Ripley, and the film’s meaning.  I even spoke Russian!