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Russian Resurrection Film Festival Comes to Rialto Cinemas

Russian Resurrection Film Festival Comes to Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Eleven new Russian films will premiere at the 12th Russian Resurrection Film Festival,playing at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket between 21st – 26th October 2015.

International guests at the festival will include director Sergei Mokritsky, whose 2015 war epic Battle for Sevastopol, will open the Auckland festival before the festival moves to a five state run across Australia.

Battle of Sevastopol tells the true story of a young Soviet woman who joins the Red Army in 1941 to fight the Nazi invasion. Lyudmila builds a reputation as one of the deadliest Soviet snipers. When tragedy hits, she is pulled out of combat to join a diplomatic delegation to the USA, where she develops an unlikely friendship.

Russian Resurrection Film Festival director, Nicholas Maksymow, said the lineup of films this year was particularly strong and would create a deeper understanding of Russia.

“Through a varied and uncompromising presentation of Russian culture, we can provide audiences with the diversity of voices and ideas that are present in Russian cinema and society,” he said. “Russian cinema is evolving and developing every day.”

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival receives the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Russkiy Mir Foundation, Event Cinemas, ACMI and Rialto Cinemas.

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