Published on : Friday, November 9, 2018
The Russian Resurrection Film Festival opens tomorrow in Brisbane Area with The Coach, directed by and featuring super hunk Danila Kozlovsky, the biggest name in Russia cinema. The Coach captures the emotion and spirit of the Russian football world, following Yuri, the country’s star striker, and his fall from grace and subsequent redemptive arc. The film is heart-warming and inspirational—a great choice for the festival premiere.
In The Hood is another Danila Kozlovsky film. This one is edgy and a hyper-masculine action thriller. Also on offer are two films by Konstantin Khabenskiy, Selfie and Sobibor. The former is a sexy psychological thriller, and the latter is a Holocaust drama centring on the real-life Sobibor concentration camp breakout. Laugh out loud with Night Shift, the Russian Full Monty equivalent. Lady With a Little Dog is a classic that will take you back to your first love. Arthouse drama Pagans tackles existentialism. And for families, try The Last Warrior, a fantasy featuring Slavic fairy tale characters.
The festival closes on 14 November with the trilogy, Witnesses, which shows the Holocaust from the perspective of three unexpected witnesses. The Russian Resurrection Film Festival screens at Event Cinemas Myer Centre from November 7 to 14.