Participating Cinemas: Palace Centro
The ninth Russian Resurrection Film Festival, the largest festival of Russian Cinema outside of Russia today, returns to screen at Palace Centro Cinemas September 7-16.
The beauty of Russian cinema is the broad range of quality films across different genres. The festival celebrates the revival of Russian cinema and this year’s program will include a variety of new dramas, animations, comedies, arthouse cinema, award winning classics and possibly Russia’s first ever zombie film. Festival tradition dictates a retrospective and, this year to mark the bicentenary of the 1812 defeat of Napoleon, there are three stunning dramas and comedies. Visiting actors and directors, Q&As and some of the best ever celebratory gala parties in each city are just some of the highlights for this vibrant celebration of Ruski culture.
Festival Highlight: WAR & PEACE [15+]
Sergei Bondarchuk’s epic 7-hour marathon adaption of Tolstoy’s classic War & Peace surpasses all else on scales of grandeur, ambition and expense. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, this multi award-winning masterpiece is rewardingly obsessive in its accurate depiction of Tolstoy’s tale of five families set against the backdrop of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia. With breathtaking sequences such as a 40 minute re-enactment of the battle of Borodino, staged with 120,000 men and 800 horses, Bondarchuk’s extraordinary spectacle puts modern computer generated effects to shame.
Sunday 16 September, 12.00pm
401 mins, with 3 intervals
Movie Club & Concession $37 / General Admission $40
(includes refreshments and tea/coffee)