Russian Resurrection Film Festival / XV Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2018 Melbourne / Melbourne Opening Night of Russian Resurrection Film Festival
DATES: 9-18 November 2018 (for ACMI screenings)
5-18 November for Classic Cinema Elsternwick screenings with the Grand Opening Night on 9 Nov 0600pm at ACMI with @TheCoach Film screening http://russianresurrection.com/2018/films/the-coach and famous after party http://tickets.acmi.net.au/single/SelectSeating.aspx…
LOCATIONs: Classic Cinema Elsternwick and ACMI
WEBSITE and TICKETS: http://russianresurrection.com/2018
RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 15TH SEASON
2018 marks the 15th anniversary for one of Australia and New Zealand’s most colourful multi-cultural film events - the Russian Resurrection Film Festival. In Melbourne, the Festival will screen across 2 venues – Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Classic Cinema Elsternwick from 9 to 18 November.
Launching the 2018 Melbourne season at the Festival’s legendary Opening Night Gala will be the hit Russian sports drama, Coach. The directorial debut of mega-movie star, Danila Kozlovsky, (who also plays the lead), Coach tells the story of a professional soccer player who on being forced to leave the national team, takes on the job of coaching a small-town provincial team. The cast also includes Irina Gorbacheva, who starred in the blockbuster Arrhythmia, one of the most popular films from last year’s program. This year’s line-up includes a number of keenly anticipated contemporary movies from this evocative country’s flourishing film industry.
Leading Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky’s latest features, Sobibor and Selfie, will both screen, along with the captivating fantasy The Last Warrior and figure skating melodrama Ice. There’s also director Lera Surkova’s Pagans, a haunting tale set in modern-day Moscow that
depicts the struggle to save the soul of a family and a hilarious comedy about male strippers called Night Shift. This year marks the 75 th anniversary of the mass breakout from the Sobibor extermination camp – the most successful attempt ever undertaken in such a camp during World War II. The historical drama Sobibor is dedicated to these events. Sobibor is the keenly anticipated directorial debut of famed actor Konstantin Khabensky, who also stars, alongside a fine international cast, including Christopher Lambert, Michalina Olszanska and Philippe Reinhardt.
Selfie is a 2018 thriller directed by Nikolay Khomeriki, also starring Konstantin Khabensky, along with Feodor Bondarchuk. Selfie follows popular writer and TV presenter, Vladimir Bogdanov, who has the misfortune to cross paths with an identical look-alike, who soon takes over his life. This psychological thriller is not just about identity theft, but something deeper - the doppelgänger tragedy, and how our online personas can consume the greater part of our lives.
Switching pace, the thrilling fantasy, The Last Warrior, will transport audiences to the land of Belogorie, where Russian fairy-tale characters, magic, and enchanted sword fights are part of everyday life! Channelling classic fantasy tales such as Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Warrior is a must-see for lovers of this genre, both young and old. Sporting melodrama Ice, a huge hit at the Russian box office, follows Nadya who has nurtured a
life-long dream to be a successful figure skater. Her hard work, faith and perseverance eventually pay off, but just when her dreams are about to come true, the ice cracks beneath her. In order to survive Nadya must dream-the-dream again and work harder than ever before. On a much lighter note, join Max as he loses his factory job and, in order to feed his family, embarks upon a new career as a male stripper, in the hilarious comedy, Night Shift. Directed by Lera Surkova, new drama Pagans will also screen at the XV Russian Resurrection Film Festival. Based on the play by Anna Yablonskaya, the film is set within the confines of an apartment as a spiritual drama is played out between family members, following a visit of their devout grandmother. Amongst this family madness, a tragic love story of a teenage girl unfolds.
Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2018 will screen across Australia and New Zealand as
Sydney: 01 to 11 November 2018
Perth: 15 to 21 November 2018
Brisbane: 07 to 14 November 2018
Canberra: 13 to 18 November 2018
Melbourne: 09 to 18 November 2018 (ACMI & Classic Cinema Elsternwick)
Auckland NZ: 16 to 21 November 2018
ABOUT RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL
The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is one of the largest, oldest and most respected Russian film festivals outside of Russia. The Festival takes audiences on a thrilling journey into one of the world’s most diverse film cultures. From humble beginnings in 2004 screening in just three cities in Australia, the festival has grown dramatically in size and now screens in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland in New Zealand.
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Thanks to our friends at the Festival management team Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine is proudly covering the festival opening night as well as reviews some key movies and will have some tickets to our media crew to attend and review the films. Opening night media (Bryanna Reynolds- filming/interviews, Olga Tolkatcheva - review; Anna Starikova - photography) is looking forward to covering the grand event. Please stay tuned for more details we will publish shortly.