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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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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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12:00 am

VGIK Shorts Collection

January 29 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

A COLLECTION OF SHORT FILMS BY STUDENTS OF THE GERASIMOV INSTITUTE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (VGIK)

NATIVE PEOPLE
ORTINO RANGE
RESTLESS NASTYA
VICTORIA XXI

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12:00 pm

Virtual Q&A with makers of “All About My Sister”

January 29 @ 12:00 pm

«Про Лёлю и Миньку»

Virtual Q&A Discussion with cast and filmmakers (FREE with RSVP)

All About My Sister is a charming family film, based on short stories by Mikhail Zoshchenko.  Meet young actors Elisey Mysin and Evgenia Scherbinina, Director Anna Tchernakova, and film composer Yuri Briars for an all-ages discussion about the film.

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