Russian Film Days

The Studio Cinema hosts November 25 to 27 the “Russian Film Days”, held under the umbrella of the Russian Spiritual Culture Days in Romania organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Russian Federation’s Culture Ministry and the National Cinematography Centre, with the support of the Russian Federation’s Embassy to Romania. On this occasion, Eastern European film-lovers will have a chance to see for the first time in Bucharest six recent Russian productions.

The event will kick off with the screening of “Admiral” (Russia, 2008), with the participation of director Andrey Kravchuk and actress Irina Orlova. The story unfolds against the background of the two Russian revolutions (February and October) and the civil war, one of the most troubled times in Russian history which marked the collapse of the Russian empire.

Another film featured on the programme is “Skoro vesna” (Spring is Coming – Russia, 2009), directed by Vera Storozheva, one of the favourites of the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF). “Fortress of War” (Rusia, 2010), directed by Alexander Kott, depicts the Russian troops’ heroic defence of the Brest Fortress, taken upon the first attack of the German fascist invaders on June 22, 1941. “Tale in the Darkness” (Russia, 2009), directed by Nikolay Khomeriki, was included in the Cannes Festival’s “Un Certain Regard” section.

“Kandahar” (2010), directed by Andrei Kavun, recounts the forgotten story of a Russian plane crew taken hostage by the Taliban. The film explores the reaction of the crew members, held hostage by the Taliban, towards whom Russia adopted a front of indifference at the time. “Sonny” (2010), directed by Larisa Sadilova, is the tale of a father raising his son on his own.

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