The festival showcases the best of Russia’s film industry and pays homage to the finest in Russian film culture, launching with Vasilisa (pictured), the grand historic epic brimming with lavish costumes, large scale battle scenes, a sweeping score and a traditional love story.
Amongst the vast selection of other esteemed films that will feature at Russian Resurrection are Test, winner of 2014’s Kinotavr Film Festival’s Best Film; Stalingrad an epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II; the culinary romantic comedy Kitchen in Paris; the delightful lyrical comedy Game of Truth, based on the play of the same name; the moving drama Goodbye Mum, and In an atmosphere of excitement, festivity and Russian hospitality, Russian Resurrection enhances and invigorates the relationships between Russia, Australia, and now New Zealand. It is this jubilant atmosphere, mixed with the rich culture attached to the brilliant Russian film industry that makes attendance to this event a must.
“I am proud and honoured to show the world what the Russian film industry has to offer,” said Russian Resurrection Film Festival’s Managing Director, Nicholas Maksymow. “With over 65,000 people having attended the event nationally since we started in 2003, it seems Australians really do appreciate what the Russian film industry has to offer. I can’t wait for them to see what we have in store for them this year.”
Russian Resurrection was first established to support the growing Russian Film Industry and to showcase the talent of Russian filmmakers and actors on a global scale.
A full program of screenings can be found on the Russian Resurrection website.