Russian Resurrection Film Festival
The largest Russian film festival outside of Russia
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Russian Resurrection Film Festival at Russian Culture Festival 4. 俄羅斯復興電影節 日期：2019年11月14日至24日 場地：多個演出場地，請參閲網站獲取更多資訊 這將是本國國土外最大型的俄羅斯電影節，展示俄羅斯電影的最佳新作及經典作品。俄羅斯復興電影節為奉上一場真正的俄羅斯盛宴，將最新作品帶給香港觀衆。 14th - 24th November Venue: Different venues, please check the website www.russianclubhk.org The largest festival of Russian Cinema outside
Russian Resurrection Film Festival
at Russian Culture Festival
14th – 24th November
Venue: Different venues, please check the website
The largest festival of Russian Cinema outside of
Russia, Russian Resurrection Film Festival (Australia) showcases the best new and classic films
Russian cinema has to offer.
14/11/2019 at 19.30
Bolshoi (2017) by V.Todorovsky [Большой]
Duration: 132 minutes
Cast: Alisa Freyndlikh, Valentina Telechkina, Alexander Domogarov, Nicolas Le Riche, Margarita Simonova, Ekaterina Samuilina, Anna Isaeva
Director: Valery Todorovsky
One of the most keenly anticipated films of 2017. Renowned director Valery Todorovsky (The Lover, Hipsters, The Thaw) provides us with a glimpse inside the Bolshoi Theatre. Julia is a young, provincial girl from a poor family performing in the streets of a mining town. Her big break comes when former ballet dancer Pototsky sees her potential and takes her to the Moscow State Academy of Choreography to audition. Julia’s new life is an exhilarating rollercoaster. She must overcome the challenges set by her teachers, provoked by their own personal struggles. Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But she must give up everything: her family, her first love, friendship. Her only ally in this maze is her mentor, Beletskaya (wonderfully performed by the great, Alisa Frendlich), who instils in her students an inspiring willingness to succeed. This is a captivating coming-of-age-story about a group of ballet dancers striving to be selected to perform with the Bolshoi Theatre Company. It is a film about friendship, competition, dreams, beauty, professionalism and ballet. The Bolshoi is a majestic treasure for the big screen scored by none other than Tchaikovsky.
18/11/2019 at 19.30
Outbreak (2019) [Эпидемия]
Genre: Thriller, horror
Duration: 91 minutes
Cast: Kyrill Käro, Viktoria Isakova, Alexander Robak, Marianna Spivak, Alexander Yatsenko
Director: Pavel Kostomarov
An intense family drama set against the backdrop of a global catastrophe, Outbreak portrays an unknown virus that quickly paralyzes Moscow. Sergey, accompanied by his new lover, her autistic son, as well as his ex-wife, his own son, and several other companions are trying to escape beyond the borders of the quarantine. They are on the road to a hunting lodge on a remote island where they can begin life anew. However, their escape is only half their problems are they must learn to live with each other. Based on the bestselling book, Vongozero by Yana Vagner and translated into eleven languages, this film is a surefire hit.
Outbreak was included in the main competition of this year’s international CanneSeries festival. This is the first feature fiction film by the celebrated documentary director and cinematographer Pavel Kostomarov.
Mistresses (2019) [Любовницы]
Duration: 97 minutes
Cast: Paulina Andreeva, Aleksandra Bortich, Yulia Aleksandrova, Maria Shalayeva, Sergey Garmash
Director: Elena Hazanov
Three smart, beautiful women walk into a bar. One is a nurse, the other a student and the third is an actress. They find out that all of them have just broken up with cheating boyfriends. They make a pact to take revenge on their former lovers. Successful in their plans and feeling a new sense of empowerment, they commit to helping out other women in similar situations. The girls decide to form a secret society to use their skills and ingenuity to help other women and punish their philandering husbands because there are thousands of girls just like them. They find an individual approach to help each of their ‘clients’ to avenge their cheating partners. But the secret society avenging angels soon recognise that vengeance is not always the best approach… a dynamic, high-jinx comedy.
Tobol (2019) [Тобол]
Duration: 108 minutes
Cast: Ilya Malanin, Dmitry Dyuzhev, Dmitry Nazarov, Pavel Tabakov, Agata Mutsenietse
Director: Igor Zaytsev
Journey back to the time of Peter the Great in Tobol which explores the unification of the Russian Empire. A young officer of the tsar’s guard, Ivan, is sent to the distant fortress of Tobolsk in the heart of wild Siberia. There he meets not only his first love, but also mortal danger when the hostile Dzungar hordes attack. This historical-epic is filled with impressive stunts and blockbuster action sequences.
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Film screening: Unfinished Piece (1977)
(1977, 103 min, Mosfilm)
Venue: Russian Language Center in Hong Kong
1977 Soviet drama film directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, who also co-stars. It is based on Anton Chekhov’s Platonov, as well as several other his short stories.
Some members of the gentry gather at a house in rural Russia in the early twentieth century. As the day progresses, relationships develop, and the question arises of where these new relationships will lead.
The Return (2004) by A.Zvyagintsev
Venue: The University of Hong Kong
Registration: students of HKU and stuff only.
14 (Thursday) 10:00 pm - 24 (Sunday) 1:00 am
Hong Kong Film Archive