Now in it’s tenth year, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival opens in Sydney during July. The festival has earned an infamous reputation with extravagant opening nights that includes a traditional Russian after party and Q&A sessions from Russian directors and actors. Travelling to six cities Australia-wide it is the biggest Russian film festival outside of Russia.
Festival director and founder Nicholas Maksymow says the line-up for the festival has become harder to choose in recent years as the Russian film industry expands. “Russian cinema seems to have a broad spectrum of films from mainstream to art house.”
The festival offers audiences a change from the typical Hollywood formula, “Russian films tend to be quite realistic compared to Hollywood films,” he explains. “I think it’s important for audiences to be exposed to all types of cinema because otherwise you tend to live in a vacuum.” (ATS)
July 24 – August 7, Chauvel Cinema, Oxford St, Paddington & Event Cinemas, Westfield Burwood, $18.50, russianresurrection.com