Events for January 25, 2021
Hearthrob 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.Find out more »
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.
The Third Annual Russian Film Week in New York kicks off with an online edition that brings the latest in Russian cinema to US audiences from January 23-29, 2021. Last year’s edition expanded the program to audiences in Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Chicago, Denver and Palo Alto. The upcoming online edition will open up fresh Russian films to nationwide US viewers.Find out more »
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 embankment, where the mysterious healer Mara, played by the sinister Aleksandra Revenko, promises to supply a special cure... with some disturbing side effects.
This outrageous new comedy tells the story of a young film director, known for his psychologically profound work, who finds himself in the pornography industry and makes everyone play by his rules. Porno has never been so deep!
«Белка и Стрелка: Карибская Тайна»
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.Find out more »
For several centuries and until the fall of the Soviet Union, shtetls were inhabited by tight-knit Yiddish-speaking communities, living side by side with their non-Jewish neighbours. Now scattered around the world, Shtetlers gather and trace the remains of a lost world.
In a nail-biting thriller by famed director Valeriy Todorovsky, a hypnotherapist manipulates his patients, including Misha, a young boy who can no longer distinguish between dreams and reality. When a female patient mysteriously disappears, the Police suspects Misha. How can he prove his innocence, when he isn’t sure what’s real?Find out more »
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 grifter who has "made it" in America. 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.
Years after the 2002 terrorist attack inside the Dubrovka Theater shook Russia and the world, Natalya, herself a survivor, gathers others who lived through the attack for a memorial that reconstructs the events that shattered their lives A film about how we can move on from tragedy, individually and as a people. Based on true events.
«Человек из Подольска»
This thought-provoking cinematic adaptation of a cult play from by the groundbreaking Teatr.DOC begins with an everyman who dreams of escaping his mundane existence for life in the West. When he is arrested by the Moscow police, he is taken for an absurd ride without a definitive outcome, when the police turn out to be discerning intellectuals, who seem to know everything about him.Find out more »