FILM – Russian Film Festival – Preview – Marion – 7 – 9 Nov


Russian Resurrection, the largest and most distinguished film festival outside of Russia, will launch its 2014 season around the country on October 30, and for the first time in New Zealand. Already in its 11th year, the festival showcases the best of Russia’s film industry and pays homage to the finest in Russian film culture.  This year the festival will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mosfilm – Russia’s inaugural film studio – with an exhibition of 6 retrospective films and 14 brand new films.

Amongst the vast selection of esteemed films that will feature at Russian Resurrection are Test, winner of 2014’s Kinotavr Film Festival’s Best Film; Stalingrad, a compelling film on the epic battle between Russian and German forces during WWII; and Dersu Uzala winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In an atmosphere of excitement, festivity and Russian hospitality, Russian Resurrection enhances and invigorates the relationships between Russia, Australia, and now New Zealand. It is this jubilant atmosphere, mixed with the rich culture attached to the brilliant Russian film industry that makes attendance to this event a must.

“I am proud and honoured to show the world what the Russian film industry has to offer.  With over 65,000 people having attended the event since we started in 2003, it seems Australians really do appreciate what the Russian film industry has to offer.  I can’t wait for them to see what we have in store for them this year,” said Russian Resurrection Film Festival’s Managing Director, Nicholas Maksymow.

Russian Resurrection was first established in 2003 to support the growing Russian Film Industry, and to showcase the talent of Russian filmmakers and actors on a global scale. Since its inception, Russian Resurrection has had more than 65,000 people attend the festival, and will now showcase, for the first time, in New Zealand.

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