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18:00 - 21:00 Servant (The Peasant) / Холоп (OPENING CEREMONY+ Q&A) 18.00-19.00 – Arrivals; photos and red carpet 19.00-20.30 – Opening Ceremony and Film Screening  20.30-21.00 – Q&A with Director Klim Shipenko and actress Mariya Mironova 21.00-01.00 – RFW Kaspersky Opening Party at the W Hotel (add on ticket required) Klim…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 90 min
  • Q&A director Klim Shipenko and actress Mariya Mironova
18:00 - 20:00 Break / Отрыв + Q&A A group of friends goes up to the top of a mountain in a cable car on New Year’s Eve. Their plan is to go down celebrating New Year and viewing spectacular fireworks from above at midnight. Their adventure turns into a real nightmare when, in the middle…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 85 min
  • Q&A director Tigran Sahakyan
18:30 - 20:30 Yura The Musician / Юра музыкант (SOLD OUT) The film is about the legend of Russian rock Yuri Shevchuk and the DDT group. Eleven years of filming, dozens of cities: from Ufa to St. Petersburg, from Tallinn to Karaganda. The film contains fragments of the DDT concert performances in different years…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 87 min
19:00 - 20:45 A Russian Youth / Мальчик русский (Cambridge) The First World War was a tragedy that launched a series of hardships for the Russian people:  revolution, civil war, famine, political repression, the Second World War. All these fell on one generation of people. What courage and patience those people…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 72 min
20:30 - 22:45 Brotherhood / Братство The end of the Soviet-Afghan war: 1988-1989. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. General Vasiliev's son - a pilot, named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his aeroplane crashes. As a result, the 108th motorised infantry division's…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 113 min
20:50 - 23:15 The Conquest of Siberia / Тобол + Q&A Ivan Demarin is a young officer of the Imperial Guard during the rule of Peter the Great. He follows the Tsar’s order and goes to Tobolsk, the frontier town located deep in Siberian forests. There Ivan falls in love for the first time. His regiment and…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 108 min
  • Q&A actor Dmitriy Dyuzhev
18:30 - 20:30 Short Film Selection 1 + Q&A Goodbye, Amsterdam! / Прощай, Амстердам! Running Time: 15 min. Director: Natalia Shinelyova Cast: Natalia Anisimova, Alexander Dmitriev, Marina Gaizidorskaya, Valeria Yakovleva, Ksenia Khudoba, Alexandra Kabanova, Maria Vardenga, Olga Zaitsev, Alexander…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 99 min
  • Q&A director Elena Brodach (Euthanasia), director Iliya Sherstobitov (S), Svetlana Kamynina (Dummy), producer Aleksey Filatov
18:30 - 20:30 High Above / Выше неба (Edinburgh) A "perfect" family comes to a resort in a countryside to improve health of their daughter. A young guy with a secret past draws attention of the girl. She does not foresee that her life will change forever after meeting him, and her feelings will lift…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 104 min
20:15 - 23:15 The Balkan Line / Балканский рубеж + Q&A Yugoslavia, 1999. The Russian task force receives an order to take control of the Slatina airport in Kosovo and hold it until the arrival of the reinforcements. However, both the Albanian warlord and NATO generals also want to control this strategic location.…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 151 min
  • Q&A actress Ravshana Kurkova
21:00 - 23:00 Women's Day / Женский день + Q&A Astonishing stories by women from the USSR who reveal their lives from the 1917 revolution to the present day. Intimate, surprising, funny, eccentric, painful and contradictory - this is the unknown history of Russian feminism. Woman’s day is based on…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 84 min
  • Q&A director Dolya Gavanski
18:30 - 20:45 The Kettle / Котёл + Q&A Savva is a misfit, intellectual, and nihilist from the Hood who owns the computer club ‘The Kettle’. He is twenty-five, and he is tired of life. He is bored of drinking, doping, and going with the flow. Savva’s existential crisis deepens after his old…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 96 min
  • Q&A director Eva Bass
19:00 - 20:15 Nothing Personal / Ничего личного Evgeny is a specialised locksmith. For the past 10 years he has been trying to open one stubborn lock in his free time, the only lock that hasn’t give in to him yet. Andrey is an employee of a bank, who seizes houses for debts from people. In his spare…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 37 min
19:00 - 21:00 BEEF: Russian Hip-Hop / BEEF: Русский хип-хоп The complete history of hip-hop in Russia, from its underground period to hitting huge stadiums, is seen through the eyes of the brightest and most iconic representatives of the movement. This film looks beyond the state of Russian rap, exposing all the…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 91 min
19:00 - 22:00 The Balkan Line / Балканский рубеж + Q&A (Cambridge) Yugoslavia, 1999. The Russian task force receives an order to take control of the Slatina airport in Kosovo and hold it until the arrival of the reinforcements. However, both the Albanian warlord and NATO generals also want to control this strategic location.…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 151 min
  • Q&A actress Ravshana Kurkova
20:30 - 23:00 Great Poetry / Большая поэзия + Q&A Great Poetry is about two men who live on the outskirts of Moscow and work as cash collectors. They are young and all they have in the world is each other. They spend their lives moving money for other people and gaming on cockfights at a dorm of migrant…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 123 min
  • Q&A director Alexander Lungin, actor Alexander Kuznetsov
20:50 - 23:15 The Factory / Завод + Q&A A dilapidated industrial building stands in the outskirts of a provincial Russian town. Many of its workers have been employed there before the change from state regulation to capitalist privatisation. When owner Kalugin, a well-connected local oligarch,…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 109 min
  • Q&A director Yury Bykov, actor Andrey Smolyakov
21:00 - 23:00 The Battle / Битва + Q&A The legendary director of "Matilda" Alexey Uchitel has produced the film of his student Anar Abbasov. The touching story about deaf kids learning how to dance will keep you in your seat from the very first moment. The real dancers from the world champions…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 85 min
  • Q&A producer Aleksei Uchitel, actress Anastasia Somova
21:00 - 23:00 Sabre Dance / Танец с саблями (Oxford) The cold autumn of 1942. The second year of the war. The former Molotov city, which was renamed after the war to Perm. The Leningrad Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after Kirov is evacuated here while being in the process of tense preparations for…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 93 min
17:00 - 18:30 Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal / Волки и овцы: ход свиньёй (FREE EVENT) A village of sheep and wolves leads its steady and peaceful life when two unexpected guests suddenly arrive – a Polar fox and a small ewe. No one has expected them to bring along any mortal danger. Grey, the new leader of the tribe, has to convince the…
  • Language English
  • Duration 75 min
18:00 - 20:15 High Above / Выше неба + Q&A A young girl spends her summer in a countryside resort under the strict supervision of her mother. A young guy with a secret past draws her attention. The girl does not foresee that her life will change forever after meeting him, and her feelings will…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 104 min
18:30 - 20:00 Kamchatka Bears. Life Begins / Медведи Камчатки. Начало жизни (SOLD OUT) The South Kamchatka Federal Sanctuary is often called a bear paradise. A production team of LESFILM headed there to film a documentary about the real lives of brown bear families. They spent seven months observing and unveiling secrets of the newborn…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 55 min
18:30 - 21:00 Great Poetry / Большая поэзия + Q&A (Edinburgh) Great Poetry is about two men who live on the outskirts of Moscow and work as cash collectors. They are young and all they have in the world is each other. They spend their lives moving money for other people and gaming on cockfights at a dorm of migrant…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 123 min
  • Q&A director Alexander Lungin
19:00 - 20:15 Short Film Selection 2 + Q&A Spare / Запаска Running Time: 12 min 22 sec Director: Vitaly Shepelev Cast: Maxim Gromov, Anastasia Tsoy, Ivan Latushko, Ilya Kiporenko A three glamorous characters have ordered a taxicab with an autopilot navigation to get to a fashion show on time.…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 62 min
  • Q&A director Radda Novikova (Dark like the Night. Karenina), actress Yanina Hope
20:30 - 23:15 T-34 + Q&A In the times of the greatest catastrophes in the history of humanity, when the lives of loved ones depend on every step of an action, two sworn enemies will meet in a battle. Being held as a prisoner, young lieutenant Ivushkin is planning a daring escape.…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 139 min
  • Q&A actor Aleksander Petrov
20:30 - 22:30 The Humorist / Юморист + Q&A The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. Fame, combined…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 100 min
  • Q&A director Michael Idov, actress Alisa Khasanova
18:30 - 20:45 Sheena667 + Q&A First impression of the town of Vyshny Volochyok are broken roads, snow and fog. There is a car service in the suburbs where Olya and Vadim live, work and love each other. Both are in their early thirties; they are devoted and straightforward people;…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 97 min
  • Q&A director Grigory Dobrygin
19:00 - 20:30 Short Film Selection 3 + Q&A (SOLD OUT) Adjika Extreme Team / "Аджика" экстремальный клуб Running Time:20 min Director: Sergey Tselikov Cast: Dmitriy Trusov, Alexander Golodiskiy, Ivan Orlov, Alexander Puris, Sergey Bazarov, Yuriy Gumirov A training session of extreme sport activists "ADJIKA"…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 68 min
  • Q&A director Sergey Tselikov (Adjika Extreme Team), actress Yanina Hope
19:00 - 21:15 The Conquest of Siberia / Тобол + Q&A (Cambridge) Ivan Demarin is a young officer of the Imperial Guard during the rule of Peter the Great. He follows the Tsar’s order and goes to Tobolsk, the frontier town located deep in Siberian forests. There Ivan falls in love for the first time. His regiment and…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 108 min
  • Q&A actress Agata Mutsenietse
20:30 - 22:00 A Russian Youth / Мальчик русский + Q&A The First World War was a tragedy that launched a series of hardships for the Russian people:  revolution, civil war, famine, political repression, the Second World War. All these fell on one generation of people. What courage and patience those people…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 72 min
  • Q&A director Alexander Zolotukhin, producer Eduard Pechugin
20:30 - 23:30 The Factory / Завод + The interactive talk with director Yuri Bykov moderated by editor-in-chief of Kinopoisk Elizaveta Surganova (Oxford) The Special Event by KINOPOISK The interactive talk focused on his new movie "The Factory". The talk will be held after the screening of "The Factory" at Curzon Oxford.   Yuri Bykov is one of the most popular directors nowadays in Russia recognised…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 109 min
  • Q&A Elizaveta Surganova, Yury Bykov
21:00 - 23:15 Van Goghs / Ван Гоги + Q&A Mark Ginzburg is a talented artist who is always depressed. He's 52, but personal and professional success has escaped him. Many years ago, Mark moved from his native Riga to Tel Aviv to get away from his oppressive father, Viktor, who still supports…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 103 min
  • Q&A director Sergey Livnev
13:30 - 15:30 Magician / Волшебник + Q&A Once popular rock-star Fima is drinking his life away until one day he meets a boy who wants to learn how to play the guitar. The rowdy musician is not ready to change his self-destruction habits and become a traditional teacher but with the studies progressing…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 87 min
  • Q&A director Mikhail Morskov
15:00 - 17:00 Sorokin trip / Сорокин трип + Q&A At the end of the Soviet era Vladimir Sorokin blew up the traditions of Russian literature turning it into the cruel and subversive phantasmagorias. During Putin’s first term he was the target of attacks by right-wing organisations. Now Sorokin is often…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 90 min
  • Q&A writer Anton Zhelnov
15:00 - 17:15 Brotherhood / Братство (Oxford) The end of the Soviet-Afghan war: 1988-1989. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. General Vasiliev's son - a pilot, named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his aeroplane crashes. As a result, the 108th motorised infantry division's…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 113 min
16:00 - 18:00 Another Woman / Давай разведёмся + Q&A (SOLD OUT) Masha, a gynaecology doctor, is so absorbed in her work that she doesn’t immediately realise that her husband is about to leave her. Her life is shattered: Masha is overloaded with work, and her kids are demanding constant attention. Masha, who is used…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 92 min
  • Q&A actress Svetlana Kamynina
16:30 - 18:00 Sabre Dance / Танец с саблями The cold autumn of 1942. The second year of the war. The former Molotov city, which was renamed after the war to Perm. The Leningrad Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after Kirov is evacuated here while being in the process of tense preparations for…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 93 min
18:00 - 20:00 The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands / Снежная Королева: Зазеркалье A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen’s evil deeds. He finds a way to withdraw all the magic from the world – they who master the magic powers get trapped in the Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairytale…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 87 min
18:30 - 20:30 My Little Sister / Сестрёнка As long as Yamil can remember himself, the War has always been here. Yamil is waiting for the War to be over so his father would return home. Yamil has never met his father. He knows him only through letters and photos. One day Yamil’s mother went to…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 94 min
19:00 - 21:00 Short Film Selection (Cambridge) Goodbye, Amsterdam! / Прощай, Амстердам! Running Time: 15 min. Director: Natalia Shinelyova Cast: Natalia Anisimova, Alexander Dmitriev, Marina Gaizidorskaya, Valeria Yakovleva, Ksenia Khudoba, Alexandra Kabanova, Maria Vardenga, Olga Zaitsev, Alexander…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 99 min
21:00 - 23:00 Success / Успех + Q&A What price are you willing to pay for success? Lisa, who’s been dreaming of becoming a rock star since childhood, leaves her family when offered a career opportunity in America. Playing rock-music was a common goal for Lisa and her husband, but after…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 95 min
  • Q&A actress Maria Lobanova
12:00 - 14:20 Abigail / Эбигейл + Q&A The town that Abigail lives in has been closed for years due to a mysterious epidemic. Abby’s father was one of the infected with the disease. He was taken away from her when she was a child. In the attempt to find her father Abigail goes against authorities…
  • Language English
  • Duration 110 min
  • Q&A actress Ravshana Kurkova
14:00 - 15:30 THE BEST FILM ON ECOLOGY: WINNER OF THE GOLDEN UNICORN AWARDS 2019 The goal of The Best Film on Ecology award is to increase awareness about various ecological issues by bringing them to the attention of the foreign audience. This initiative is a result of a collaboration between Sibur and the Golden Unicorn Awards,…
  • Language Russian
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 90 min
15:00 - 17:15 Love Them All / Люби их всех + Q&A She always has a plan, an individual plan for each one of them. Everyone knows her under a different name. One needs Vera (Faith), another Nadezhda (Hope) and almost all need Liuybov (Love). She has her own way for every man. She leaves every one of them…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 102 min
  • Q&A director Maria Agranovich, actress Alena Mikhailova
16:00 - 18:00 The Case / Дело Собчака + Q&A The story of Anatoly Sobchak, Vladimir Putin’s patron.   The central figure of The Case is Anatoly Sobchak. He was a democrat of the first wave in Gorbachev era and the first mayor of St.-Petersburg who ironically brought Vladimir Putin into power.…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 105 min
  • Q&A director Vera Krichevskaya
16:30 - 19:00 Barabbas / Варавва + Q&A The film is based on the biblical story of Christ’s death and resurrection, which we see through the eyes of brigand Barabbas who escaped death on the cross, released by the crowd in honour of Easter. But long awaited freedom brings only pain and doubts.…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 116 min
  • Q&A director Evgeny Emelin
18:00 - 20:45 Convoy 48 / Коридор бессмертия + Q&A Based on a true story the film is about several young women in the setting of one of the most large-scale and vital battles of the Second World War – the defence of Leningrad. Only yesterday they were ordinary girls, young and carefree friends from one…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 140 min
  • Q&A director Fedor Popov
18:30 - 21:00 The End Of Season / Конец сезона + Q&A (Closing Ceremony and After Party) Prolific director Konstantin Khudyakov tells a story of three sisters who, as the USSR collapses, find themselves living in a small Baltic town. Despite a decade of adjusting to life in a new country they still feel like outsiders and long to get back…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 95 min
  • Q&A actor Andrius Pailavicius
20:00 - 22:45 Through the Black Glass / Сквозь чёрное стекло + Q&A A love story with the emotional temperature close to the boiling. This can be viewed as a modern interpretation of the classic Cinderella story. It is vaguely reminiscent of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short novel “A Gentle Spirit” with its conflict of concepts:…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 139 min
  • Q&A producer Andrey Sigle, actress Vasilisa Denisova
20:15 - 22:30 The Conquest of Siberia / Тобол (Oxford) Ivan Demarin is a young officer of the Imperial Guard during the rule of Peter the Great. He follows the Tsar’s order and goes to Tobolsk, the frontier town located deep in Siberian forests. There Ivan falls in love for the first time. His regiment and…
  • Language Russian (English subtitles)
  • Subtitles English
  • Duration 108 min

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