Timeless classics : Tarkovsky's award winning Ivan's Childhood, They Fought for their Motherland from Oscar winning director Sergei Bondarchuk (War & Peace) and Cannes Festival winner The Cranes are Flying will commemorate World War II with the most unforgettable and harrowing depictions of war.
The Man at the Window audiences will be left swooning after seeing the world premiere of Dmitry Meskhiev's romantic comedy.
Then there is the historic epic Tsar, a lavish production that looks at one dramatic year of, Russia's infamous ruler, Ivan the Terrible's reign.
It wouldn't be a Russian Film Festival, without a deeply moving and emotionally driven drama such as How I Ended Last Summer from director Aleksei Popogrebsky.
Also watch out for the award-winning Everybody Dies But Me, the stunning debut feature from director Gai Germanica, which follows the turmoil and anxiety of three ordinary schoolgirls from suburban Moscow as they navigate the road from adolescence into adulthood.
Based on true events, Kandahar describes the capture of an Ilyushin-76 freight aircraft by the Taliban in 1995. Accused of shipping arms the crew were imprisoned for over a year and almost forgotten by the outside world.
A behind the scenes special event with Kandahar's director Andrei Kavun and Australian special effects maestro Kent Miklenda, will reveal how the phenomenal special effects propelled the action-drama to Russian blockbuster status. To be held: 9.30pm Saturday August 28 at the Chauvel.
An exhibition of Russian artists will be held in conjunction with the Russian cinematic feast, from August 20 - 28 at Global Gallery Paddington.