19 Jul 2013

A decade of Russian cinema in Australia

rressuRussian Resurrection is celebrating its tenth anniversary! For ten years, Russian Resurrection has worked to expand Russian cinema and culture across Australia to become one of the oldest, largest and most respected Russian film festivals outside of Russia. The festival is no longer restricted to Russian speaking audiences alone. New domestic audiences are also attending the film screenings, making the task of the organisers difficult yet giving the audiences a satisfying experience.

The 2013 event brings the best of the Russian box office successes (Legend No. 17, SoulLess, The Snow Queen), some hilarious comedies (Love with an Accent, Short Stories, Artefact and Gentlemen of Fortune) moving dramas (The Conductor, I Will Be Near), documentary (Anton’s Right Here), psychological thrillers (The Iron Butterfly and For Marx) as well as Russia’s first disaster movie Metro.

Continuing the strong relationship that the Russian Resurrection Film Festival enjoys with the Russian film industry, this year the event boasts two world premieres, Marathon and The Geographer screening in Australia prior to their Russian release. In the retrospective section, there are two features. The first is a tribute to renowned director Valery Todorovsky  and the second retrospective is titled Comedies from our Childhood presenting the finest comic films of yesteryears, thanks to Mosfilms.

The celebrations and screenings of the Russian cinematic gems will take place in Palace Cinemas and Event Cinemas. Click here for the full schedule of screenings.


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