Russian films to be screened in LA as part of new cinematic music festival

The film Ice-Breaker by Nikolay Khomeriki will be shown at the Far From Moscow Festival.

The film Ice-Breaker by Nikolay Khomeriki will be shown at the Far From Moscow Festival.

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Far From Moscow Festival, the first Russian cinematic music festival, will take place from Dec. 9-11 at UCLA and The Luskin and will feature screenings of the new films by Kirill Serebrennikov and Nikolay Khomeriki.

The films Student by Kirill Serebrennikov and Ice-Breaker by Nikolay Khomeriki will be shown at the Far From Moscow Festival, the first Russian cinematic music festival, which will be held on Dec. 9-11 in Los Angeles.

The event, which will take place on the grounds of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and The Luskin conference center, is being organized by the company Kartina.TV company, alongside the charity fund Pacific Sound and Vision, with support from UCLA.

According to the press release, the Far From Moscow Festival is a “unique, multi-purpose platform, showing trends from contemporary Russian cinema.”

The festival program features: Duelist, by Alexei Mizgirev; Good Boy by Oksana Karas; Collector by Alexei Krasovsky; Ice Breaker by Nikolai Khomerka, and Mumiy Troll frontman Ilya Lagutenko’s debut as a producer, VladivostokVacation, which was shot by the American director Danny Drysdale.

“We want to show great Russian cinema, worth the attention of very different audiences – all the loudest and most talented releases from Russian cinema of the past year,” Andrei Reich, director general of Kartina.TV, was quoted as saying.

Lagutenko’s group Mumiy Troll will open the musical part of the festival, which will also feature Anton Maskeliade, Pianoboy and the DJs Mujuice and DZA.

More info on TASS.

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