SECTION: Russkiy Den

Traditionally the festival Wednesday is owned by the section RUSSKIY DEN. Here the FilmFestival Cottbus presents a selection of film year's highlights from Russia.

ELEPHANTS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL

ELEPHANTS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL

SLONY MOGUT IGRAT V FUTBOL

Mikhail Segal
Russia / 2018 / 105 min
Come play with me. Dmitry, who enjoys success in business matters, struggles to get on top of his emotional life. Chance sends him from fling to fling. During a business trip in Odessa he becomes involved with the daughter of an old school friend, ...
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ICE

ICE

LYOD

Oleg Trofim
Russia / 2017 / 90 min
Strong Willpower. Nadeshda is a simple girl from Irkutsk. From an early age she had dreamed of a career in figure skating. She trained hard - which counts of course and one day the figure skating legend Vladimir Leonov gets to know her. The pair ...
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LETO

LETO

LETO

Kirill Serebrennikov
Russia, France / 2018 / 128 min
Let’s rock. Leningrad, a summer at the start of the 1980s. The records of western bands, whose music is officially banned, are sold on the black market. Led Zeppelin and David Bowie have their share of fans. But the local music scene is also ...
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MIRA

MIRA

MIRA

Denis Shabaev
Russia / 2018 / 79 min
Donbass up-close. For medical reasons Mira had to give up his mining job. Now the born Slovakian makes his way through life doing odd jobs in England, but can never settle and feels superfluous. Through Skype he meets a woman in Donbass and he ...
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THE LORD EAGLE

THE LORD EAGLE

TOYON KYYL

Eduard Novikov
Russia / 2018 / 80 min
Shamans and myths. Yakutia in the 1930s. Nikifor lives with his wife in a meagre mud hut surrounded by forests, lakes and masses of snow. They prepare for the long winter, which requires sufficient supplies. One day an eagle settles in a tree by the ...
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