Named among the 10 best cinema festivals in Rio de Janeiro in 2015 by Globo
The Contemporary Russian Cinema Festival showcased a number of films significant to both the history of Russian cinema and also the country itself: “Repentance”, by Tengiz Abuladze, is considered as a landmark of Perestroika in the visual arts; the “International Girl”, by Piotr Todorovsky, one of the first films where the issue of prostitution in the Soviet Union was raised; Karen Shakhnazarov's “Czar's Assassin” tells the true story about the murder of the Russian imperial family; and Nikita Mikhalkov's “Burnt by the Sun”, which won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1994.
Russian cinema is undoubtedly one of the most expressive in the world, and the country contributed in a unique way to the development of the ‘seventh art’ in the 20th century, through films made by internationally-renowned directors Sergei Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky and Alexander Sokurov. Contemporary Russian cinema and the filmmakers responsible for the continuation of this great school, remain, on the contrary, unknown to large swathes of the public. The contemporary Russian Cinema Festival aims to the change this, presenting to the Brazilian public some of the best examples of Russian cinema since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Curatorship Maria Vragova and Luiz Gustavo Carvalho
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
February 3 until 13th, 2015
Belo Horizonte - MG
February 25th until March 15th, 2015
São Paulo - SP
January 14th until 27th, 2016
Cine Belas Artes/CAIXA Cultural
Curitiba - PR
November 22 until 27th, 2016