A special Pre-Festival screening.

Saturday 26th November
18:40 pm
Revolution: New Art for a New World
ICA, Cinema 1
Address: The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH
  • Running time: 1h 25min
  • Director: Margy Kinmonth
  • Country: UK
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Documentary
Revolution: New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich, who flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world.
Monday, 28th November
Special screening of Almanac “World War One” by invitation only.
Venue: Rossotrudnichestvo, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED

Almanac “World War One” is a result of unique creative cooperation between filmmakers from USA, Serbia, Germany, Turkey, England, Canada, Russia and France. At the time of that War some of their mother countries were allies, the others were enemies. Each author discloses his own perception of the World War One facts, but all of them agree, that the war doesn’t spare anybody. Neither children, women, graybeards nor animals… The feature of the Almanac is that all novels are linked through the common action line.

Opening night

Wednesday 30th November
19.30 (carpet 18.30)
Heritage of Love (Red carpet premiere) + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 26min
12+
Director:
Yuriy Vasilev
Cast:
Dima Bilan, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Marat Basharov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Action, Drama, Romance
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Opening Night Gala of the Russian Film Week. On the eve of the first world war young Princess Vera Chernysheva and lieutenant Andrey Dolmatov meet under rather strange circumstances and fall in love. The story continues 100 years later, connecting people through several generations. UK premiere.
21.00 - 01.00
Opening Party
Maddox Club

Lenfilm special day

Thursday 1 December
18.30
Ptitsa (European Premiere) + Light in Pavillion (Short Doc) + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles

Ptitsa (European Premiere) + Light in Pavillion (Short Doc) + Q&A

Running time: 1h 30min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director:
Kseniya Baskakova
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
"Oleg Ptitsyn Died", "Oleg Ptitsyn In Jail" – all the media are at a loss to the whereabouts of a famous rock musician. Actually, he is undergoing treatment for tuberculosis in one of the city hospitals. Katya, a teenage girl from the same hospital, becomes his companion in misfortune. But who is the grown-up in this unlikely friendship?

Light in Pavillion (Short Doc)

Running time: 25min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): U
Director:
Aleksander Pozdnyakov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Documentary
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Declaration of love to the Dream Factory, connected with the lives of many people who dedicated themselves to the creation of coloured and black and white illusions for millions. The history of the much celebrated film studio Lenfilm.
20.30
The Contribution + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles

The Contribution + Q&A

Running time: 1h 40min
12+
Director:
Sergey Snezhkin
Cast:
Maksim Matveyev, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Ilya Noskov 
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Adventure, History, Mystery
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Russia, civil war, 1918. In order to survive, a detective, sentenced to death for his connections with the Red Army, must find a stolen diamond that was donated to the White Army cause.
5:15pm - 9:00pm
The Green Carriage (15+) + Q&A + Reception
Venue: The EBRD Auditorium
Address: Broadgate, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN
English Subtitles
  • Time: 5:15 - 6:00pm - registration for external guests (coffee/tea in foyer)
  • Screening 6:00pm promptly
  • Q&As 7:30-8:00pm
  • Reception 8:00-9:00pm
Vadim is a famous film director, an Oscar nominee, he seems to have it all: money, women, fame. But all of a sudden his luck seems to run out. He starts to investigate and reveals some shocking secrets…
  • Russia, 2015
  • Director: Oleg Assadulin
  • Cast: Andrei Merzlikin, Victoria Isakova, Vladimir Menshov
  • Genre: Drama
The plot revolves around the fate of a famous Russian film director (played by Andrei Merzlikin) whose glamourous, materialistic and carefree life is dealt a fatal blow. The film’s director Oleg Asadulin is our special guest for this screening.
6:30pm Presentation & Screening (20 min)
Shredder (U)
Venue: Main Lecture Hall, Old Divinity School, St. John’s College
Address: St Johns Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP
English Subtitles
Cambridge Russian Speaking Society (info, reservations: events@camruss.com )
  • Russia, 2014
  • Director: Mikhail Dovzhenko
  • Cast: Alex Dubas, Ekaterina Volkova, Vladimir Mishukov, Egor Konchalovsky
  • Genre: Short
Radio listeners are asked in a live broadcast to vote for the killing of a work of art... The film is based on real events.
7:15pm
The Heritage of Love
Venue: Main Lecture Hall, Old Divinity School, St. John’s College
Address: St Johns Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP
Cambridge Russian Speaking Society (info, reservations: events@camruss.com )
Screening (1 hr 25 min)
8:45 - 9:15pm Q&A with the creative team
Running time: 1h 26min
12+
Director:
Yuriy Vasilev
Cast:
Dima Bilan, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Marat Basharov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Action, Drama, Romance
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Opening Night Gala of the Russian Film Week. On the eve of the first world war young Princess Vera Chernysheva and lieutenant Andrey Dolmatov meet under rather strange circumstances and fall in love. The story continues 100 years later, connecting people through several generations. UK premiere.
Friday 2 December
18.30
The Good Boy + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 35min
12+
Director:
Oksana Karas
Cast:
Semyon Treskunov, Konstantin Khabenskiy , Ieva Andrejevaite 
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Family
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Contemporary Moscow. Ninth-grader Kolya falls in love with a beautiful young teacher at his high school. The most beautiful girl in the senior class falls in love with him. How will he make his way through this triangle? A feel-good film for the whole family.
20.00
About Love + Q&A with Anna Melikyan and Renata Litvinova
Bvlgari Hotel, Knightsbridge, London
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 55min
12+
Director:
Anna Melikyan
Cast:
Renata Litvinova, Mikhail Efremov, Maria Shalaeva, Vasily Raksha, Vladimir Mashkov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2015
Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
What is Love? This is the question that is posed in the film. A string of very different characters and stories are interwoven in this motion picture. Little stories all about love: a young couple, preferring to live as Japanese anime characters; a secretary, that receives an indecent proposal from her boss; a Japanese woman who came to Moscow in search of a Russian man; a graffiti artist in search of beauty; an ex-wife who’s husband hired for her for an unusual job.
20.30
Icebreaker (UK Premiere)
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 2h 00min
12+
Director:
Nikolay Khomeriki
Cast:
Sergey Puskepalis, Anna Mikhalkova, Vyacheslav Pasyukov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Drama
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
The plot of this disaster blockbuster is based on the 1985 incident in which the icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” comes into collision with a giant iceberg and gets trapped in the heavy ice of Antarctica for 133 days. With fuel and supplies running low the crew faces certain death: they have no right to make mistakes. One wrong manoeuvre, and the vessel gets crushed. International premiere.
6:00pm screening (1 hr 45 min)
7:30-8:15pm Q&A with director Vera Glagoleva and producer Natalia Ivanova.
Two Women
Venue: Main Lecture Hall, Old Divinity School
Address: St. Johns Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP
Cambridge Russian Speaking Society (info, reservations: events@camruss.com )
Saturday 3 December
11.30
Sheep & Wolves
Regent Street Cinema
Running time: 1h 37min
PG
Directors:
Andrey Galat, Maxim Volkov
Cast:
JB Blanc, Tom Felton, Ross Marquand
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A pack of wolves set up camp near a flock of carefree sheep. Grey, the pack's favourite, is a hopeless goof ball. To become the pack leader he drinks a magic potion and gets transformed into... a ram!
14.00
Short features programme
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles

8

Running time: 19min
12+
Director:
Anna Melikyan
Cast:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Ilia Rodonaya, Evgeniy Tsyganov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2015
Genre:
Short, Drama, Fantasy
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Moody, atmospheric, beautifully filmed short film set in the future: a man wants to forget someone he loved and goes to a special clinic…

The Credit

Running time: 14min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 15+
Director:
Vadim Valiullin
Cast:
Polina Smykovskaya
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Short
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Nastya has got a very high interest mortgage. One day she finds out that she is terminally ill. Now she needs to decide what is the most important thing in her in life.

Maria

Running time: 15min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director:
Grigory Kolomiytsev
Cast:
Madlen Dzhabrailova, Leonid Gromov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Short
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
After one year of Maria's son disappearance, she receives news: he is in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia and appears to be a terrorist.  They have only one phone conversation under surveillance of special services to hear each other.

Title: S for $, Dot G

Running time: 15min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director:
Oksana Mikheeva
Cast:
Anna Mikhalkova , Kristina Babushkina , Alla Tsukanova
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Short
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
The year is 2030. A law comes into force law that allows women to rent husbands. Print text: Эс как доллар, точка, джи (S Kak Dollar, Tochka, Dzhi – original title) The year is 2030. A law comes into force that allows women to rent husbands.

To the Dacha

Running time: 15min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 16+
Director:
Alexey Naumov
Cast:
Sergey Legostaev, Oleg Sokolov, Yevgenia Khrapovitskaya
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Short, Comedy
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Newlyweds Liuba and Andrey spend the night in their dacha (country house) with an intruder, who has his views on Liuba…

The Fourth

Running time: 27min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director:
 Kirill Safonov
Cast:
Polina Kutepova, Valentin Gaft
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Short, Comedy
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
The film is set in late nineteenth century Austria. A young woman is faced with a problem of choice - illusion or reality, past or future, kill or give life? But does choice exist and if it does, what is the cost, and who is willing to pay? A story with a twist.
16.00
Two Women + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 43min
U
Director:
Vera Glagoleva
Cast:
Ralph Fiennes, Sylvie Testud, Aleksandr Baluev 
Country:
Russia, UK, France, Latvia
Year:
2014
Genre:
Drama
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Две женщины (Dve Zhenshiny – original title) A headstrong young woman is married to a wealthy landowner. Her feelings for her son's tutor become a complex web of unrequited love. Based on A Month in the Country, a play by Ivan Turgenev. Ralph Fiennes spent two months living in Russia learning the language for the part. http://www.twowomenfilm.ru/
18.15
Moscow Never Sleeps (European Premiere) + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 41min
14+
Director:
Johnny O'Reilly
Cast:
Eugenia Khirivskaya, Aleksey Serebryakov, Yuriy Stoyanov, Mikhail Efremov
Country:
Russia, Ireland
Year:
2015
Genre:
Drama
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
The volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people. These stories weave through Moscow’s choked cityscape as it celebrates its birthday with a massive fireworks display. They reveal the unrestrained energy of Europe’s biggest city and testify to the depth and power of the Russian spirit. International premiere. http://moscowneversleeps.com/
7:00pm
The Contribution
Venue: Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College
Address: Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TQ
Cambridge Russian Speaking Society (info, reservations: events@camruss.com )
19.30
The Golden Unicorn Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
The Langham Hotel Ballroom
20.30
Big Village Lights + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 21min
12+
Director:
Ilya Uchitel
Cast:
Dmitriy Dyuzhev , Kirill Frolov, Maksim Emelyanov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Comedy
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Огни большой деревни (Ogni Bolshoi Derevni – original title) Fedya is 20 years old. He loves movies, a girl named Zhenya and the small provincial movie theatre that he has managed to revive. When the local authorities decide to turn it into a shopping mall, there is only one thing he can do: make a successful film with a top celebrity and try to pay off the crooked officials.
Sunday 4 December
12.00
Quackerz
Regent Street Cinema
Running time: 1h 21min
PG
Director:
Viktor Lakisov
Cast:
Michael Gross, Jesse Corti, Robbie Daymond
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Крякнутые каникулы (Kryaknutye Kanikuly – original title) On a little island the regular life of mandarin ducks turns into chaos when a flock of military mallards lands on the mandarins’ island by mistake. This comical adventure movie is perfect for the whole family. 
14.00
Documentary Programme
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles

Vladivostok Vacation

Running time: 50min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): U
Director:
Danny Drysdale
Cast:
Ilya Lagutenko (as himself) and members of his rock-band Mumiy Troll.
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Documentary, Music
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Based on the real-life footage of the legendary Russian rock-group Mumiy Troll sailing trip around the world. “The route was simple, - says the band leader Ilya Lagutenko, - We went to places where people love rock’n’roll!”
17.00
The Student
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 1h 58min 
12+
Director:
Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast:
Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Pyotr Skvortsov
Country:
Russia
Year:
2016
Genre:
Drama
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.
19.30
Territory + Q&A
Regent Street Cinema
English Subtitles
Running time: 2h 37min
12+
Director:
Aleksandr Melnik
Cast:
Vladislav Abashin, Konstantin Balakirev, Egor Beroev
Country:
Russia
Year:
2015
Genre:
Adventure, Drama
Subtitles:
English Subtitles
Территория (Territoriya – original title) This is the story of the true gold-diggers of the extreme North during the gold rush of the ‘60s in the coldest terrain of the country, unexplored and unbeaten, made of boundless ice fields and forbidding rocks.
7:00pm Screening 9:00pm Q&A with the director Johny O'Reilly
Moscow Never Sleeps (16+)
Venue: Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College
Address: Trinity College Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TQ
Cambridge Russian Speaking Society (info, reservations: events@camruss.com )