As the winter freeze takes its grip, self-proclaimed Russophiles, film-fanatics and culture-vultures everywhere are lining up for a warming vodka shot and their annual fix of all-things-Russian at the Resurrection Film Festival.
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, cinema from the USSR was one of the staples of film festivals around the world. Its history was one of both proud state support, while simultaneously experiencing the weight of state censorship.
Since 1990 and the collapse of Soviet Communism, support for this unique film making heritage has been lacking.
So it is with great pride that Russian Resurrection the Russian Film Festival in Australia enters its 7th year. The festival grows in support and interest every year and 2010 promises to be yet another excellent celebration of the Russian experience. Russian Resurrection is now in fact the biggest festival of Russian Cinema outside of Russia today anywhere in the world, and while Russian cinema is undergoing a serious revival it is unquestionable that endeavour.
Back bigger than ever in 2010, this year’s program features 29 films played in cinemas nationwide, including 7 recent award-winning and box office breaking releases that range from historical epics to moving dramas, adventures, comedies and for the first time ever, a 3D animation feature film.
Adelaide will open September 9th, 2010 with the premiere of Vera Glagoleva’s multi-award winning film ‘One War’ (2009), a powerful and highly emotional drama which brings to light an unknown chapter in the history of World War II.
Russian Resurrection runs in Adelaide at the Palace Nova, from September 9th-15th, 2010 for more information about what can be seen at this years festival visit: www.russianresurrection.com/