Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Gloss: The Director’s Cut

  • Andrei Konchalovsky /
  • Russian Federation, France, Belgium /
  • 2007 /
  • 118 mins

Yuliya Vysotskaya, Ilya Isaev, Irina Rozanova, Olga Arntgolz / Fiction / Russian

A sparkling, ballsy fashion satire – think Ugly Betty with a dose of new Russian capitalism…

With dreams of becoming a supermodel, feisty seamstress Galya leaves her small hometown and travels to Moscow, where she attempts to negotiate her way into the fashion industry. In this precarious new world of shallow celebrities, hardened criminals and dissolute politicians, will she ever appear on the cover of Beauty magazine? Veteran director Andrey Konchalovsky’s skilfully-crafted and energetic film is a colourful satire that goes further than The Devil Wears Prada ever dared…

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