From contemporary comedies and psychological thrillers to love stories set in the picturesque mountains of Armenia and against the backdrop of the Tsar’s last days, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival will take audiences on a thrilling journey through one of the world’s most diverse and exhilarating film cultures.
Taking place around the country between Oct. 27 to Nov. 16, the Festival’s Melbourne season will be held at Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square from Nov. 10-16.
“I am proud and honoured to show Australian audiences what the Russian film industry has to offer,” said Festival Director, Nicholas Maksymow. “With over 85,000 people having attended the event since we started in 2004, it seems Australians really do appreciate what the Russian film industry has to offer. Particularly in 2016, which has officially been announced as the year of Russian cinema, I can’t wait for them to see the terrific selection of films we have programed for this year.”
The sparkling 2016 program features quality Russian cinema – old and new, with highlights including:
The program also features a retrospective of Russian classics including digitally re-mastered prints of Alexander Nevsky (1938) by Sergei Eisentein and Dmitri Vasilyev, about one of the greatest Princes in Russian history. King Lear (1971) by Grigori Kozintsev and Ivan the Terrible Parts I and II (1944-58) again by Sergei Eisenstein, which, on Stalin’s orders, was banned at the time of release (Part II, which inevitably led to the cancellation of Part III).
THE FESTIVAL SCREENING DATES ARE:
Sydney – 27 October to 05 November
Canberra – 01 November to 06 November
Brisbane – 02 November to 09 November
Perth – 10 November to 16 November
Melbourne – 10 November to 16 November
Sydney – Event Cinemas George Street and Event Cinemas Burwood
Melbourne – Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square
Brisbane – Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Canberra – Capitol Cinemas Manuka
Perth – Cinema Paradiso
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