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Subscription – The Third Annual Russian Film Week USA

January 23 - January 29
2021 Russian Film Week USA Poster

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.

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Shtetlers

January 24 - January 27
Shtetlers

«Shtetlers»
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.

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Hypnosis

January 24 - January 27

«Гипноз»

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?

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Goodbye America

January 25 - January 28

«Goodbye America»
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.

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The Conference

January 25 - January 28
Conference

«Конференция»
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.

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The Man from Podolsk

January 25 - January 28

«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.

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Sententia

January 26 - January 29
Sententia

«Сентенция»
In the 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. Flashbacks of the harrowing true stories simultaneously tell the story of Shalamov’s life. Based on true events.

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In Deep Sleep

January 26 - January 29
In Deep Sleep

«Город Уснул»
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.

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This is Edik: A tale of a Gifted and Stolen Childhood

January 26 - January 29

«Это Эдик: Сказка о Подаренном и Потерянном Детстве»

A documentary film about Eduard Uspensky, the brilliant, yet tortured, writer and creator of beloved children’s characters, including Cheburashka. The film includes interviews with Uspensky’s colleagues and family, as well as excerpts from interviews with Uspensky, who is portrayed in the film as an animated character.

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The Time Guardians

January 26 - January 29

«Ключ Времени»

An exiting 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 black 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?

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Slava’s Journey: Secrets of Snow

January 27 - January 30

«Путешествие Славы: Секрет Снега»

SLAVA POLUNIN, globally renowned Russian philosopher clown, packs the fake snow of his stage spectacular “Slava’s 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.

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All About My Sister

January 27 - January 30

«Про Лёлю и Миньку»

When the grown-up Minka visits his also grown-up sister Lyolya and her twin boys in their old childhood home, he reminisces about the hilarious stories of the past. But he doesn’t know that his sister’s “little monsters” are plotting trouble that may have real consequences for Lyolya. Based on the stories by the beloved writer Mikhail Zoshchenko.

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Stanislavsky: A Hunger for Life

January 27 - January 30

«Станиславский. Жажда жизни»

The inner drama and ascent of Konstantin Stanislavsky, an outstanding artist and creator of the world-famous “Stanislavsky system” which is widely used by outstanding actors around the world.

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8:00 pm

Shtetlers – Virtual Q&A Discussion with Director Katya Ustinova

January 27 @ 8:00 pm

«Shtetlers»
Virtual Q&A Discussion with Director Katya Ustinova
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.

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