Russian cinema week opens on November 1 in Los Angeles with seven films running until November 5: Nikolai Lebedev’s box office hit “Legenda No. 17,” or (Legend 17); Roman Prygunov’s hit “Dukhless;” Viktor Shamirov’s lyrical comedy “Igra v Pravdu” (Game of Truth); Anton Bormatov’s fanzine drama “Okolofutbol;” Dmitriy Tyurin’s “Zhazhda” (Thirst), a film that formed part of the ‘Kinotavr’ film festival; and Konstantin Lopushansky’s “Rol” (The Role); and a film that formed part of the Berlinale, Boris Khlebnikov’s “Dolgaya Shastlivaya Zhizn” (A Long and Happy Life).
The head of Roskino, Ekaterina Mtsituridze, and the Programme Director at American Cinematheque, Gwen Deglise, have been named curators of the film festival. The films’ producers will introduce their work during the festival.
The majority of screenings will be held at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
Special screenings will be arranged for students and university lecturers at the Albert and Diana Brocolli Theatre and at the University of California (UCLA) and the George Lukas Building at the American Film Institute (AFI).
First published in Russian in RIA Novosti.
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