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Something different from the normal run of the mill films
Now you have the opportunity to attend the Art Gallery of New South Wales' latest free film series. They will give you a rare opportunity to see the landmarks of Soviet cinema on 35mm on the big screen! There will be free weekly films in their latest series Cosmic Futures and these will be screening in conjunction with the exhibition 'Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage'.



Cosmic Futures unites early "Russian slapstick, Moscow high melodrama and sci-fi masterpieces."

There will be masterpieces by Andrei Tarkovsky, Dziga Vertov, Chantal Akerman, Aleksandr Sokurov and more!

THE MOVIES
The Return
The film was directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev in 2003. It is a 110 minute, 35mm colour film. It is rated M. It stars Ivan Dobronravov, Vladimir Garin, Konstantin Lavronenko and is in Russian with English subtitles

The film was the recipient of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and Zvygintsev's directorial debut. It is a psychological thriller set in the northern Russian wilderness.

A father comes home after a 12-year absence and takes his adolescent sons on a fishing trip. Dobronravov is the 12-year-old Vanya and gives a remarkable performance of an adolescent who is unconvinced by this stranger who demands to be called Papa. He is rebellious unlike his older brother, Andrey, who looks for approval from their unknown father.

The,Return
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You can book online for this movie which will screen on Wednesday 30th January 2019, from 2.00 pm till 3.50 pm and 7.15 pm till 9.05 pm and on Sunday 3rd February, from 2.00 pm till 3.50 pm. You can book tickets at this link.

Leviathan
This film is directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. It a 141 minute, 35mm colour film. It is rated M. It stars Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov and is in Russian with English subtitles.

Leviathan "transposes the ancient trials of Job to the far-flung northern Russian peninsula." . A person struggles with monstrous power. Serebryakov is the plagued Kolya whose family home is seized by the corrupt local mayor, Vadim. Kolya resists the eviction and is then crushed by the state, church and judiciary.

The movie is set on the shoreline among abandoned boats and beached whales and Zvyagintsev shows the ruins of once monumental forces.



This will screen on Wednesday 6th February, from 2.00 pm till 4.20 pm and 7.15 pm till 9.35 pm or on Sunday 10th February from 2.00 pm till 4.20 pm.

You can make a booking here.

These will both be excellent films to see, so mark the dates so you do not miss out. Tickets will also be available at the door. The films start at the advertised time and doors will open 30 minutes prior to this time.
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Why? For two Russian movies
When: 16th January to 10th February 2019
Where: Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, NSW 2000
Cost: FREE
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