Russian film fans, rejoice! The eighth annual Australian festival of Russian films, Russian Resurrection, has announced its official line up of films for 2011. The program features 15 outstanding new Russian films, including many Australian and international premieres, along with a retrospective of five Russian classics including the 1980 Oscar Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS.
The Festival will showcase two Russian box office hits, a comedy starring Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich (THE FIFTH ELEMENT, RESIDENT EVIL), LUCKY TROUBLE, and a comedy by renowned director Timur Bekhmambetov, SIX DEGREES OF CELEBRATION.
Also included in the stellar line-up is nominee for Best Foreign Film in the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, THE EDGE; and BREST FORTRESS, a realistic account to the beginnings of the Second World War and an example of Russia’s ability to produce some of the best war films ever made.
Sure to excite younger festivalgoers, two children’s 3D animations will make their Australian debut at the Festival including the first ever Armenian-Russian co-production, KUKARACHA, and a fantasy film adaption of the iconic ballet, THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D starring Elle Fanning and Nathan Lane.
Russian Resurrection is the largest celebration of Russian culture within Australia and guests can once again look forward to experiencing some famed Russian hospitality and entertainment at the opening night soiree on Wednesday September 14 at Cinema Paradiso.