RUSSIAN FILM WEEK
IN NEW YORK
DECEMBER 8-14, 2018
SVA THEATRE
333 WEST 23 STREET, NEW YORK NY 10011
ORGANIZERS
Rock Films was founded by director Alexey Uchitel in 1991. Since then the Studio has produced 45 films, both feature and documentaries.

One of the most high-priority work directions is the studio's debut-line. It let a number of young and talented directors create their first films. Our films received over 150 awards at different international film festivals and were distributed theatrically both in Russia and abroad.

Apart from film production, Rock Films is behind two festivals – Message To Man in Saint Petersburg and Russian Film Week in London.

Cherry Orchard Festival is a leading independent international arts organization with a solid reputation for presenting musical performances, theatrical productions, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions by a stunning array of global artists to audiences in US. The inaugural Festival took place in May 2013. Now embarking on its 7th season, the festival has presented 55+ unique world-class events, concerts and theatrical performances to over 90,000 audience members.


Our mission is to initiate and promote global cultural activity and exchange of ideas to an inter-generational audiences through entertaining and educational programming and events in all genres.
RUSSIAN FILM WEEK
IN NEW YORK
INTRO
PROGRAM
DECEMBER 8

3:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
THE FIXIES: TOP SECRET | BUY TICKETS
The Fixies are little kind-hearted human-like creatures, which live in electronic devices and home appliances and take care of them. People shouldn't know anything about the Fixies. It's a TOP SECRET! The Fixies find a way of transporting themselves the electric wires. Now they can fix any electronic device instantly, no matter where it is located!
THE FIXIES: TOP SECRET
DECEMBER 8

5:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
INTO_NATION OF BIG ODESSA | BUY TICKETS
In the world, there is a city-port Odessa, which was specially created as a refuge for people of different nationalities and religions. Humor is a special language that helps people from Odessa to communicate and get along with each other. Legends are spreading about Odessa's humor and accent. But - a paradox - people are constantly leaving it. It is loved, but it is left as a child leaves his mother. On the example of this city and its inhabitants, we wanted to understand - why people flee from their cities. We tried to find the answer taking pictures of Odessa citizens in Germany, Israel, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, France and other places.
INTO_NATION OF BIG ODESSA
DECEMBER 8

7:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
THE STROLL | BUY TICKETS
Today's twenty-something Russians are the first generation in the country's post-communist history to have grown up free. Their twenties are the age of freedom, of fast-changing events and intense emotions. Perhaps only at this age they can live a whole life in one day.
THE STROLL
DECEMBER 8

8:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
THE STORY OF ONE APPOINTMENT | BUY TICKETS
The shrill and tragic story about an event that involved Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. In an infantry regiment of the military based in the Tula region an offence occurs. In this regiment, the capital's lieutenant Grigory Kolokoltsev - inspired by progressive ideas - does his service. A military tribunal and execution await the soldier charged with the offence. Kolokoltsev asks Count Tolstoy for help - and he decides to protect the innocent man. The pointed history about the complexity of choice and fidelity to one's ideals is based on real events.
THE STORY OF ONE APPOINTMENT
DECEMBER 9

5:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
ANNA KARENINA: VRONSKY'S STORY | BUY TICKETS
There is no single truth in love. Each treads their own path. Which should take precedence – passion or duty? How do we choose? And who gets to judge? These are the eternal questions, remorselessly thrust upon us by life. Anna Karenina made her choice, leaving her son Sergei to grow up struggling to understand why his mother took such a tragic and terrible path, and Count Vronsky haunted by the memory of the woman for whose death he still blames himself 30 years later.
ANNA KARENINA: VRONSKY'S STORY
DECEMBER 9

5:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
HOFFMANIADA | BUY TICKETS
E.T.A. Hoffmann is transported into the world of his own phantasmagoric writings and pitted against the villains he created on the page as he struggles to defend love and beauty against the philistine plots closing in around him.
HOFFMANIADA
DECEMBER 9

7:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
I'M LOSING WEIGHT | BUY TICKETS
Anya only loves food and her boyfriend - athlete Zhenya. But Zhenya is not pleased with Anya because she has put on a lot of weight and he decides to leave her. But Anya does not give up and sets a goal to get rid of excess weight. And Nikolai is there to help her, an overweight man obsessed with the healthy way of living.
I'M LOSING WEIGHT
DECEMBER 10

8:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
ETERNAL LIFE OF
ALEXANDER CHRISTOFOROV | BUY TICKETS
The misanthrope Alexander Christoforov, nicknamed "Alec", is a hopeless loser. Despised by his ex-wife, alienated from his son, Alec has totally screwed up his life. But when diagnosed with a mortal illness, he sets off on a ludicrous tour de force at the end of which a piece of eternity surprisingly awaits him a comedy with a happy end.
ETERNAL LIFE OF ALEXANDER CHRISTOFOROV
DECEMBER 10

7:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
HOW VIKTOR "THE GARLIC" TOOK
ALEXEY " THE STUD" TO THE NURSING HOME | BUY TICKETS
Hoping to claim his newly vacated apartment, a young man travels across Russia with his aging gangster father to admit him into a nursing home.
HOW VIKTOR "THE GARLIC" TOOK ALEXEY " THE STUD" TO THE NURSING HOME
DECEMBER 12

7:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
THE COACH | BUY TICKETS
National football team player Yuri Stoleshnikov fails to score a penalty at a crucial moment. After this fatal mistake he leaves the national team, finishes his career and becomes a coach of a small provincial team. It is with this club that Stoleshnikov has to perform a miracle and again believe in himself.
THE COACH
DECEMBER 12

8:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
ELEPHANTS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL | BUY TICKETS
Dmitry is a strong willed, solid guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew he was playing.
ELEPHANTS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL
DECEMBER 13

7:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
UNFORGIVEN | BUY TICKETS
Based on true events, the architect Vitaly Kaloev accepts a job offer in Spain, but must leave his family behind. When they travel to reunite with him, their plane collides with another in mid-air. Vitaly struggles to cope with the loss and injustice, he decides to seek out the Air Traffic Controller who was on duty, so he can look into his eyes, but the outcome of the confrontation turns into another deadly tragedy.
UNFORGIVEN
DECEMBER 13

8:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
IN THE HOOD | BUY TICKETS
Vova and his best friend Kisa make ends meet by working for the local thug in Vladivostock, Russia until one assignment forces them to question their own morality and puts their friendship to the ultimate test.
IN THE HOOD
DECEMBER 14

7:30 pm

SVA THEATER (Silas)
SOBIBOR | BUY TICKETS
"Sobibor" is based on the history of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising during WWII and Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. When he was a POW in Sobibor, he managed to do the impossible - to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Many of the escapees were later caught and died - the rest led by Pechersky managed to join the partisans. Script based on the book by Ilya Vasiliev: "Alexander Pechersky: Breakthrough to Immortality".
SOBIBOR
DECEMBER 14

8:00 pm

SVA THEATER (Beatrice)
YOLKI POSLEDNIYE | BUY TICKETS
Yolki Posledniye is the final installment of the much-loved New Year film franchise. And this time it promises to be especially touching, bold and heart-warming, since the characters will have to say good-bye to their audience after these past eight years. Six New Year's Eve stories will elaborately intertwine, starring favorite characters and rising stars.
YOLKI POSLEDNIYE
PARTNERS
CONTACTS
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