7th Russian Film Festival Closing Night

London Lion Award Ceremony
Sunday 17 November 2013
The May Fair Theatre, Stratton St, London W1J 8LT

7th Russian Film Festival in London!

7-17 November 2013
Empire Leicester Square
The Russian Film Festival returns to London on the 7th of November for its seventh year! This year the Festival celebrates the most illustrious new Russian films, documentaries and animation at the iconic Empire Cinema in Leicester Square

The Geographer Drank His Globe Away / Географ глобус пропил

Sunday, 10 November, 8 pm
Thursday, 14 November, 6 pm
Dir. Alexander Veledinsky
Based on Aleksei Ivanov’s novel of the same time, The Geographer Drank His Globe Away follows a biologist called Victor Sluzhkin, who, due to a lack of money, has had to take a job in a school as a geography teacher.

Mikhail Segal

Mikhail Segal has written and directed a dazzling range of projects, from feature length dramas to pop videos, as well as short films and advertisements.

London Russian Art Week

22-28 November
The London Russian Film Festival may be over, but another exciting series of events is about to begin. Russian Art Week starts on 22 November and will feature an exciting range of events, exhibitions and auctions >>>

London Russian Art Week

22-28 November
The London Russian Film Festival may be over, but another exciting series of events is about to begin. Russian Art Week starts on 22 November and will feature an exciting range of events, exhibitions and auctions >>>

6th Russian Film Festival Opening Gala & Full Programme

2 November 2012, 7 pm
Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, 19 Regent Street, London, UK
The festival opens with Till Night Do Us Part, a satirical comedy from award-winning director Boris Khlebnikov. Based on real-life conversations overheard at an elite Moscow restaurant, this dialogue-focused film is a snapshot of the grand and theatrical lives of some of today’s Muscovites.

RFF6 Programme

This year's Russian Film Festival will take place at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly, along with screenings at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Aubin Cinema. For the first time, the festival will also encompass venues outside of London in partnership with the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.

5th Russian Film Festival

5th Russian Film Festival, 4 - 13 November 2011

Фотографии с Фестиваля Российского Кино

Пятый Фестиваль Российского Кино завершился – предлагаем вашему вниманию фоторепортаж с ключевых событий фестиваля, включая церемонию открытия (специальные гости Виктор Гинзбург, Андрей Фомин и др.), мастерклассы Сергея Сельянова и Алексея Попогребского и многое другое.

The First Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum

The 5th Russian Film Festival, supported by the Russian Cinema Fund, held the first Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum at the BFI and included key film industry figures from Russia and Britain.

Photos from the Russian Film Festival

The fifth Russian Film Festival has now come to an end - relive the highlights through these photos of the opening night, special guests, including Victor Ginzburg and Andrei Fomin, masterclasses with Sergei Selyanov and Alexei Popogrebsky and much more!

GENERATION P TO OPEN RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL ON 4 NOVEMBER!

The 5th Russian Film Festival opens with the UK premiere of Generation P, the adaptation of Victor Pelevin’s cult novel! With Victor Pelevin in the running for the Nobel Prize for Literature today, there’s no better time to announce this exciting news about the UK premiere of this film!

How I Ended This Summer - the best film at the 54th BFI London Film Festival

At yesterday's ceremony at London’s LSO St Luke’s, How I Ended This Summer, showing at the 4th Russian Film Festival this Sunday at 8pm, was named the best film at the 54th BFI London Film Festival. Patricia Clarkson, chair of the jury, called it 'Tense, moving and universal in its scope, this is a cinematic tour de force.'

The 4th Russian Film Festival

29 October - 7 November, Apollo Piccadilly
The 4th Russian Film starts this Friday, 29 October, featuring the best in new Russian film, documentaries and animation and opens with The Ugly Duckling, master animator Garry Bardin's sparky and affecting stop-motion animation with Orwellian overtones. All films are shown in Russian with English subtitles.

4th Russian Film Festival

4th Russian Film Festival, 29 October – 7 November Dear Friends! The Russian Film Festival is getting ready to present London with this year's best premieres in Russian cinema. The Main Programme As always, the main festival programme showcases the best Russian films, award-winners at major international and Russian film festivals. These films include, 'Silent Souls' (Ovsyanki), directed by Alexei Fedorchenko and winner of three prizes at the Venice Film Festival, 'How I Ended This Summer' by Alexei Popogrebsky, awarded prizes for best actor and best cinematography at the Berlinale, 'One War' by Vera Glagoleva, Grand Prix winner at Sofia International Film Festival and Russia's nomination for the Oscars and Svetlana Proscurina's latest film 'The Truce', winner of the main prize at Kinotavr. As in previous years, guests include directors, producers and actors who come to London specially to present their films at the festival. Documentaries – 'Noughties Art' This year's documentary programme sums up the last decade with screenings of the ten best Russian documentary films, one for each year. The programme is presented by the great director and documentary maker, Vitaly Mansky, president of the ArtDocFest. Animation Alongside the main programme and documentaries, we have also put together a comprehensive and diverse programme of animation. As part of our festival 'Astral dogs Belka and Strelka' take a trip to outer space captained by director Inna Evlannikova, while Irina Evteeva, famous for her graceful and original style, brings 'Little Tragedies' to the screen. These films will capture the hearts of adults and childen alike. As well as an extensive programme of full length animation, we will be screening a special programme for our young audiences, presenting the best of award-winning Russian animated films of recent years Special Screenings This year's film festival also includes a retrospective of the great actor and director Sergei Bondarchuk's films and the works of Leo Tolstoy on film, as well as a retrospective of masters of Soviet and Russian animation. Venue For the fourth year in a row the Russian Film Festival will take place at the Apollo Piccadilly, one of London's best cinemas.

3rd Russian Film Festival

3rd RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL 30 October – 8 November 2009 Apollo Piccadilly, London T: 0871 220 6000 Academia Rossica is proud to present 10 UK premieres of award-winning Russian films produced in 2008-2009. All films with English subtitles. Programme director: Andrey Plakhov, President of FIPRESCI. The festival opens on 30 October with a new adaptation of Anna Karenina by one of Russia’s most defiant film directors, Sergei Soloviev. The film took 14 years to make and it is part of Soloviev’s trilogy ASSA (1987) – ASSA-2 (2009) – Anna Karenina (2009). Full programme of the Festival:

New videos on AR YouTube channel

Coverage of Question Time at the 3rd Russian Film Festival is now up on the Academia Rossica YouTube channel. Question Time was a new event at the RFF and featured award-winning documentary maker Vitaly Mansky and leading film critic Andrei Plakhov answering pertinent questions submitted by members of the public via our website.

Kansk Film Festival

June 11-14
The Foundry
Genesis Cinema
From its remote beginnings eight years ago in the Siberian town of Kansk, an alternative Russian film festival is making its inaugural trip to London. The Kansk Film Festival started off as an artistic pun on ‘Cannes’ - inspired by a troupe of avant-garde Russian filmmakers who decided to put Eastern Siberia on the map.

3rd Russian Film Festival

3rd RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL 30 October – 8 November 2009 Apollo Piccadilly, London T: 0871 220 6000 Academia Rossica is proud to present 10 UK premieres of award-winning Russian films produced in 2008-2009. All films with English subtitles. Programme director: Andrey Plakhov, President of FIPRESCI. The festival opens on 30 October with a new adaptation of Anna Karenina by one of Russia’s most defiant film directors, Sergei Soloviev. The film took 14 years to make and it is part of Soloviev’s trilogy ASSA (1987) – ASSA-2 (2009) – Anna Karenina (2009). Full programme of the Festival:

Cinema: Russian Film Festival - London

By Saul Sherry
The pick of the features was Wild Field, a sumptuous entity, in which the landscape constantly threatens to engulf all players and kidnap the narrative. Such is the power of place, and its inherent spacing, that it automatically adds an edge to each individual character. Set in a mirror-world version of America's wild west, the film centres on Dmitry (Oleg Dolin), a young doctor stationed in solitude on a dilapidated medical centre.

Russian cinema struggles to overcome arthouse stereotype

by Olia Hercules
Generally, everyone agreed that festival participation was the way forward. They also felt that events like Rossica's Russian Film Festival were the perfect platforms for Russia to exhibit its best products, be it arthouse or commercial cinema.

New World

By Ricky Ghosh Dastidar
The 2nd Russian Film Festival was held in London recently by the cultural organisation Academia Rossica. Known for their work in promoting the best of Russian arts, the festival comprised screenings of feature films and documentaries, as well as discussions and masterclasses.

Russian Film Festival Launches

By Prudence Ivy
The second ever Russian Film Festival in London opened last Thursday night and I was at the press conference on Friday to mark its opening and get the general lowdown on contemporary Russian cinema from the festival’s organisers and some of the principle directors, actors and producers.

Review of 'Simple Things'

By Matthew Bown
MOVIE SPOILER ALERT. Yesterday I viewed the film Simple Things (Простые Вещи) by director/scriptwriter Alexei Popogrebsky at the Russian film festival in London. It's a good piece of kitchen-sink naturalism, which moves at a more leisurely pace than I think any US or UK movie would attempt.

Russian Film Festival in London

By Polly Corrigan
Some people love shoes, some love records. I love Russia. So it was with a happy heart that I trotted off to the first night of the Russian Film Festival in London last week.

A Silver Lining for Lovers of the Silver Screen

By Maria Levina
"Distribution remains the biggest issue," said director Mikhail Kalatozishvili, whose film "Wild Field" was presented at the Kinotavr festival in Sochi in June and at the Russian Film Festival in London late last month. "We still have only about 1,500 modern screens, and although this number is increasing it will be a few years before there are enough theaters to show many of the films produced."

Russian Film Festival

By Anja McCloskey
For world-cinema lovers, and especially followers of Russian works, Academia Rossica presents the second Russian Film Festival in London.

The Reel World

By Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
The second Russian Film Festival shows there's refreshingly more to Russians on screen than the cartoon mafioskis of RocknRolla et al.
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