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Bringing you seasoned cinematic legends, big-budget action blockbusters, spy thrillers, comedy and mind-bending thrillers, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival returns to Australia to present a jam-packed exciting program of new Russian cinema.



The year's festival will screen 16 brand new features and three retrospective classics across Perth (25-30 October), Brisbane (5-13 November), Canberra (6-10 November), Sydney (7-17 November), Melbourne (8-17 November), Gold Coast (9-10 November) and Adelaide (14-17 November).

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The Russian Resurrection Film Festival across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra will open with a special screening following by the party of the year. Guests will be treated to a Russian extravaganza of ice-cold vodka, traditional delicacies, dancing and exciting entertainment.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Big budget fantasy adventure Journey to China, sees international action-legends Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator) join forces on a supernatural journey from London to China jam-packed with daring discoveries, mysterious creatures, Chinese princesses, martial arts masters and a Dragon King.

Audiences can also look forward to historical drama Beanpole, which earned director Kantemir Balagov the Un Certain Regard Best Director Award and the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film. Set during the devastation of World War II in Soviet-era Leningrad, the film is a powerful exploration of the lasting psychological, financial and physical impacts of war on society

ACTION



Stunts, twists and edge of the seat thrills with spy drama Hero, starring local favourite Alexander Petrov.

COMEDIES

How I Became Russian, an irreverent rom-com about the increasingly ludicrous lengths a Chinese man must go to in order to win over the ultra-conservative family of his Russian bride to be.

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This year's program also features a hilarious selection of comedies including the razor-sharp Mistresses, three women embark on a journey of revenge when they team up to take down the philandering ex-lovers of jilted women; and Another Woman, a character-driven comedy chronicling a woman's desperate plot to win back her husband via any means necessary.

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DRAMAS

The award-winning drama Odessa, a nostalgic examination of a dysfunctional family forced to spend time together when a cholera outbreak sends their city into lockdown.

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The Sochi Open Russian Film Festival Grand Prize winner Boris Akopov's The Bull, a taut arthouse drama set in the 1990s that recaptures the hostile spirit of post-Soviet Russia through the eyes of a young gang leader embattled by his brushes with the law.

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The insightful drama Temporary Difficulties, a challenging exploration of neglect, resentment and revenge based on a man born with a physical disability and his life with his father.

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The moving romance Above the Sky, a sophisticated and visually resplendent romance about the complex and conflicting emotional experiences of children and their parents during adolescence.

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THRILLERS

Outbreak, a gripping medical thriller about a family trapped in Moscow during the emergence of an unknown killer virus that paralyses the city.

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Edge of the seat thrills with Breakaway, about a group of friends whose exciting New Year's Eve plans turn deadly when their cable car breaks down above an icy abyss.



ANIMATION

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Fans of Frozen get ready to be swept away with the beautiful and uniquely Russian animation style of Snow Queen: Mirrorlands. In this captivating new instalment to the series, a powerful king loses his family at the hands of the villainous snow queen. He retaliates by banning all magic from the realm trapping all the magicians in the treacherous Mirrorlands. A non-magical girl must embark on a mission to restore peace and magic to the land.

HORROR


Those yearning for spine-tingling horror will be treated to Kirill Sokolov's award-winning 2019 Sydney Film Festival title Why Don't You Just Die. The film chronicles a night of blood spurting mayhem that takes place when a group of disgruntled misfits are brought together under one roof.

RETROSPECTIVE

RRFF will present three retrospective features from influential Russian director Pavel Lungin's remarkable catalogue. One of the few Soviet filmmakers to successfully make the transition to the post-Soviet period and to flourish under the new conditions. He has crafted a broad range of films from the masterly, epic tales of The Island (2006), Tsar (2009) Queen of Spades (2016) to hilarious tragi-comedies that capture the real world foibles of Russians from all walks of life and position him as one of the great auteurs of new Russian cinema. In 2019, we explore some of his early works.

Films screening as part of the retrospective program include: Lungin's debut feature, winner of the 1990 Cannes Film Festival award for Best Director, Taxi Blues about the unlikely friendship between an alcoholic intellectual Jewish musician and a bitter, tormented, vaguely anti-Semitic taxi driver.



Plenty of laughs with The Wedding, about a couple of high school sweethearts whose dream wedding devolves into chaos at the hands of meddling relatives and a series of unlikely mishaps.

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Also the fun drama comedy Roots, about a conman who tricks wealthy Jewish foreigners into purchasing "heritage" trips to meet lost family members abroad, only to have them meet fictional relatives.

FESTIVAL DETAILS:
The Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2019 will take place across Australia as follows:

PERTH
WHEN: Friday 25 October Wednesday 30 October
WHERE: Event Cinemas Innaloo, 57 Liege St, Innaloo
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $24 Adult / $19 Cinebuzz / $19 Concession / $17 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $57 Adult / $45 Concession
5 FILM PASS: $80 Adult / $75 Concession
OPENING NIGHT: $65 (incl. Film plus After-Party)

SYDNEY
WHEN: Thursday 7 Sunday 10 November
WHERE: Event Cinemas, 505-525 George Street, Sydney
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $24 Adult / $20 Cinebuzz / $19 Concession / $17 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $57 Adult / $45 Concession
5 FILM PASS: $80 Adult / $75 Concession
OPENING NIGHT: $75 (incl. Film plus After-Party)

WHEN: Saturday 9 Sunday 10 November
WHERE: Event Cinemas, Westfield Shopping Centre, 100 Burwood Road, Burwood
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $21 Adult / $18 Cinebuzz / $18 Concession / $16 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $57 Adult / $45 Concession
5 FILM PASS: $80 Adult / $75 Concession

BRISBANE
WHEN: Tuesday 5 Wednesday 13 November
WHERE: Event Cinemas Myer Centre, Level 3 Myer Centre, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $19.50 Adult / $15 Cinebuzz / $15 Concession / $14 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $57 Adult / $45 Concession
5 FILM PASS: $80 Adult / $75 Concession
OPENING NIGHT: $65 (incl. Film plus After-Party)

GOLD COAST
WHEN: Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November
WHERE: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $21 Adult / $18 Cinebuzz / $18 Concession / $16 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $57 Adult / $45 Concession
5 FILM PASS: $80 Adult / $75 Concession

CANBERRA
WHEN: Wednesday 6 November Sunday 10 November
WHERE: Capitol Cinemas, 6 Franklin Street, Manuka
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $16 Adult / $14 Concession / $12 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $42 Adult / $36 Concession
OPENING NIGHT: $50 (incl. Film plus After-Party)

MELBOURNE
WHEN: Friday 8 November Sunday 17 November
WHERE: The Capital, 113 Swanson Street, Melbourne
TICKETS: https://www.acmi.net.au/events/russian-resurrection-film-festival/
SINGLE TICKET: $21 Adult / $18 Concession / $16 ACMI Members / $15 RMIT Students / $12 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $54 Adult / $43 Concession / $42 ACMI
5 FILM PASS: $80 Adult / $75 Concession / $70 ACMI
OPENING NIGHT: $75 (incl. Film plus After-Party)

ADELAIDE
WHEN: Thursday 14 November Sunday 17 November
WHERE: GU House, 128 Hindley Street, Adelaide
TICKETS: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/RussianFestival
SINGLE TICKET: $21 Adult / $15 Cinebuzz / $17 Concession / $15 Kids
3 FILM PASS: $57 Adult / $45 Concession
OPENING NIGHT: $50 (incl. Film plus After-Party)

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Website: www.russianresurrection.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RussianResurrectionFilmFest
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Why? Russian Cinema
When: Sydney Dates: Thursday 7 November - Sunday 10 November, 2019, See article for other locations
Where: Throughout Australia - See article
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