2021 Program Summary

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NameDirectorStarringGanreRaitingDurationSubtitlesFriday
January
22
Saturday
January
23
Sunday
January
24
Monday
January
25
Tuesday
January
26
Wednesday
January
27
Thursday
January
28
Friday
January
29
Saturday
January
30
Tsoy

Alexey Uchitel

Yevgeny Tsyganov, Marina Spivak, Paulina Andreeva, Igor Vernik

Drama

PG (12+)

98 min.

English

8:00 PM

3:00 PM
Q&A with
Director
Alexey Uchitel

9:00 PM

Tsoy
VGIK Shorts Collection

Short films by students of the Gerasimov Institue of Cinematography (VGIK)

Films by Yana Chizh, Anton Ermolin, Sofya Meledina and Mira Akirova

Short films

PG (13+)

English

6:00 PM

12:00 PM

VGIK Shorts Collection
Streltsov

Ilya Uchitel

Alexander Petrov, Stasia Miloslavskaya, Victor Dobronravov

Drama, Sports

PG (6+)

101 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Streltsov
Mara (The Side Effect)

Alexey Kazakov

Alexandra Revenko, Marina Vasilieva, Semyon Syorzin

Horror

R (18+)

93 min.

Eng. Sub

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Mara (The Side Effect)
Deeper!

Mikhail Segal

Alexander Pall, Liubov Aksyonova, Oleg Gaas

Comedy

R (18+)

109 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Deeper!
Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure

Inna Evlannikova

Evgeny Mironov, Irina Pegova, Yulia Peresild

Kids & Family, Animation

PG (3+)

84 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure
Shtetlers

Katya Ustinova

Documentary

PG (6+)

79 min.

English

6:00 PM

8:00 PM
Q&A with Director
Katya Ustinova

Shtetlers
Hypnosis

Valeriy Todorovsky

Maxim Sukhanov, Sergey Giro, Ekaterina Fedulova

Thriller

PG (13+)

112 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Hypnosis
Goodbye America

Sarik Andreasyan

Leanka Grâu; Dmitry Nagiev; Yuri Stoyanov;

Comedy

PG (12+)

101 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Goodbye America
The Conference

Ivan Tverdovsky

Natalya Pavlenkova

Drama

R (18+)

129 min

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

The Conference
The Man from Podolsk

Semen Syorzin

Victoria Isakova, Vadik Korolyov

Comedy

R (18+)

92 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

The Man from Podolsk
In Deep Sleep

Marina Ignatenko

Vadik Korolyov

Drama

R (18+)

67 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

In Deep Sleep
Sententia

Dmitriy Rudakov

Alexander Ryazantsev, Pavel Tabakov, Fyodor Lavrov, Ivan Krasko

Drama

PG (12+)

90 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Sententia
This is Edik

Ivan Proskuryakov

Documentary, Animation

PG (12+)

113 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

This is Edik
The Time Guardians

Alexey NIkolaev

Ksenia Alekseeva, Pavel Trubiner, Liubov Tolkalina

Kids & Family, Adventure

PG (12+)

94 min.

English

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

The Time Guardians
Slava’s Journey

Steve Haisman and Clive Howard

Slava Polunin

Documentary

PG (6+)

64 min.

English

6:00 PM

12:00 PM
Q&A with
Slava Polunin

12:00 PM

Slava’s Journey
All About my Sister

Anna Tchernakova

Yelisey Mysin, Yevgenia Scherbinina

Kids & Family, Adventure

PG (6+)

90 min.

English

6:00 PM

12:00 PM
Q&A with
Filmmakers
and Actors

6:00 PM

All About my Sister
Stanislavsky

Yulia Bobkova

Documentary

PG (12+)

English

6:00 PM

12:00 PM

Stanislavsky

Name

Director

Starring

Ganre

Raiting

Duration

Subtitles

Friday
January
22

Saturday
January
23

Sunday
January
24

Monday
January
25

Tuesday
January
26

Wednesday
January
27

Thursday
January
28

Friday
January
29

Saturday
January
30

EVENT NAMESCREENING DATE START/ENDSUMMARY
TsoyOPENING NIGHT:
Friday, Jan 22 –
Monday, Jan 25
This highly controversial release from renowned director Alexei Uchitel imagines the aftermath of the fateful 1990 car accident that killed Soviet rock idol Victor Tsoy. A surreal road trip ensues as Pavel, the other driver in the collision, must transport Tsoy’s remains back to Saint Petersburg. The film spans the private pain felt by Tsoy’s loved ones and the tragic impact on an entire generation. Tsoy’s death, months before the fall of the Soviet Union, was an auger of change to come.
Mara (The Side Effect)Saturday, Jan 23 –
Tuesday, Jan 26
In this thrilling horror film, a home invasion disrupts the happy life of Andrey and Olya. Now, Andrey’s only dream is to erase this horrific night from Olya’s memory. A desperate search leads Andrey to a house on an embarkment, where the mysterious healer Mara, played by the sinister Aleksandra Revenko, supplies a special cure… with some disturbing side effects.
StreltsovSaturday, Jan 23 –
Tuesday, Jan 26
Heartthrob Alexander Petrov is 20-year old Eduard Streltsov, the rising star of Soviet soccer. About to face Pelé in the World Cup, he loses everything when he’s accused of a heinous crime. With his future looking hopeless, Streltsov must earn back the love of the nation. Based on true events, this is 27-year old director Ilya Uchitel’s feature film debut.
Deeper!Saturday, Jan 23 –
Tuesday, Jan 26
In this outrageous comedy, a young film director, known for his psychologically profound work, finds himself in the pornography industry and makes everyone play by his rules. Porno has never been so deep!
Space Dogs: Tropical AdventureSaturday, Jan 23 –
Tuesday, Jan 26
Space Dogs Belka and Strelka are sent on a special mission when a mysterious anomaly occurs off the coast of Cuba and a huge water tornado starts draining the ocean. As the two old friends experience the beauty of Cuban nature and its azure waters, they find an underwater world full of secrets. An exciting and dangerous adventure will test Belka and Strelka’s friendship as they unravel this tropical mystery.
Goodbye AmericaMonday, Jan 25 –
Thursday, Jan 28
There’s an old saying, revised, that you can take the émigré out of Russia, but you can’t take Russia out of the émigré. Dmitriy Nagiev is Grigoriy, a teacher who has “made it” in America but can’t quite part with Russian culture. In a series of interconnected vignettes, recent transplants, assimilated professionals and hopeful immigrants navigate life in America with Grigoriy’s help, as their individual relationships with the “motherland” are transformed on-screen.
The ConferenceMonday, Jan 25 –
Thursday, Jan 28
Years after the 2002 terrorist attack inside the Dubrovka Theater shook Russia and the world, Natalya, gathers others who lived through the attack for a memorial that reconstructs the events that shattered their lives. An emotional film about moving on from tragedy, individually and as a people.
The Man from PodolskMonday, Jan 25 –
Thursday, Jan 28
This thought-provoking cinematic adaptation of a cult play by the groundbreaking Teatr.DOC begins with an everyman who dreams of escaping his mundane existence for life in the West. Simple events lead to his arrest and he prepares to be beaten and humiliated by the police–who instead turn out to be experts on European and American philosophy, music and pop culture. This absurd comedy, a hit in Russia, examines whether grass is really greener on the other side.
In Deep SleepTuesday, Jan 26 –
Friday, Jan 29
Victor is a deep-sea fisher, onboard a ship when he learns his wife has died. He rushes home but finds the entire city entranced in a deep sleep. He walks the streets, trying to find the only person who is still awake. This surreal, poetic, feature is the directorial debut of Marina Ignatenko, who also wrote the script.
SententiaTuesday, Jan 26 –
Friday, Jan 29
In 1980 USSR, Varlam Shalamov, author of the notorious Kolyma Tales, is warned to stop writing as he experiences his final days. Meanwhile, two other men are on an obsessive search for Shalamov’s handwritten account of life in the labor camps—and nothing will stop them from publishing the scandalous masterpiece.
The Time GuardiansTuesday, Jan 26 –
Friday, Jan 29

An exciting phantasmagorical mystic tale set in classical St. Petersburg.

A girl Ksyusha is adopted into a family of a writer and an artist. She finally got fortunate. But having been in a car accident, the girl finds herself in the Dark City, where along with her magical assistant Paramon, she must overcome evil witchcraft and rewind the city clock to stop the Witch and her dark army from taking over the city.

Will the girl succeed in finding the Time Key and rewind the clock?

Will happiness return to her new family?

This is EdikTuesday, Jan 26 –
Friday, Jan 29
A documentary about Eduard Uspensky, author and creator of Cheburashka and other characters that shaped the childhoods of generations.
All About my SisterWednesday, Jan 27 –
Saturday, Jan 30
A warm family film based on short stories by Mikhail Zoshhenko. Minka recalls his and older sister’s Lyolya’s childhood, and realizes something he never has before.
Slava’s Journey: Secrets of SnowWednesday, Jan 27 –
Saturday, Jan 30
SLAVA POLUNIN, globally renowned Russian philosopher clown, packs the fake snow of his stage spectacular “SNOWSHOW” and his messy gaggle of clowns onto a train that takes them on a peculiar mission – deep into the real snow of the Russian arctic in the middle of the coldest winter for 1,000 years! Featuring an atmospheric and beautiful original score from BAFTA composer Kevin Sargent, Russian narration by Nargiz Zakirova, and inspiring magic from Slava himself.
Stanislavsky: a Hunger for LifeWednesday, Jan 27 –
Saturday, Jan 30
The inner drama and ascent of an outstanding artist, whose famous “Stanislavsky system” is used by outstanding actors around the world. The documentary features interviews with theater greats, including Yuri Butusov, Lev Dodin, Declan Donellan, Kiril Serebrennikov and others.
VGIK Shorts CollectionSaturday, Jan 23 –
Saturday, Jan 30
Short films by students of the Gerasimov Institue of Cinematography (VGIK)

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