Russian Resurrection Film Festival announces dates for 2017
The premiere of Valery Todorovsky’s latest film The Bolshoi is one of the hottest tickets on the Russian film calendar this year and Russian Resurrection Film Festival has confirmed the Australian and New Zealand premiere of the film will be held at this year’s festival.
The announcement comes as Russian Resurrection Film Festival confirms the dates for the 2017 festival kicking off in Sydney on 26th October.
From humble beginnings in 2004 appearing in just three capital cities, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival has become the largest and most respected festival of Russian film outside of Russia. The festival now screens in Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland in New Zealand.
Russian Resurrection Film Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow has just arrived back on Australian soil after attending the world premiere of The Bolshoi, held at the magnificent Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Other VIP guests in the audience of the premiere included Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, the Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, and Russian A-listers including Actor/Director Fyodr Bondarchuk and Chelsea Football Club Owner Roman Abramovich.
Nicholas Maksymow says the Russian Resurrection Film Festival is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s festival and looks forward to screening Valery Todorovsky’s latest film.
“Russian Resurrection Film Festival is very pleased to announce the dates and cinemas for 2017 and we are thrilled to confirm the Australian and New Zealand premiere of Valery Todorosky’s The Bolshoi will be held at this year’s festival. Moving and entertaining, The Bolshoi is a majestic treasure that succeeds on the big screen and we are so excited to bring the film to audiences across Australia and New Zealand later this year,” says Nicholas Maksymow, Festival Director of Russian Resurrection Film Festival.
The Bolshoi tells the story of a young small-town girl who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. With the help of her talent, skill, patience and ambition she hopes to reach the pinnacle in ballet and become a principle dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre.
Todorovsky’s film crew was the first in history to be given access to the majestic Bolshoi Theatre to shoot a film. In addition to a cast of professional actors over 70 ballet dancers and students were selected to dance on the historic stage and play lead characters in the film.
The Bolshoi was released theatrically in Russia last month and is receiving exceptional reviews.
The dates and cinemas for the Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2017 are:
- Sydney: 26 October to 5 November at Event Cinemas George Street and Burwood
- Perth: 27 October to 1 November at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge
- Brisbane: 01 November to 08 November at Event Cinemas Myer Centre Brisbane City
- Canberra: 10-15 November at Capitol Cinemas Manuka
- Melbourne: 09 to 19 November at ACMI
- Auckland NZ: from 08 to 12 November at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
Russian Resurrection Film Festival will be confirming more films in coming months.