SECTION: Russkiy Den

The “Russian Day” is fully dedicated to Eastern Europe′s most productive film industry: Witness the year′s highlights from Russia compacted into one festival day, from genre film to art cinema, from blockbuster to experimental film.

Company

Company

Companiya

Rustam Kornaushkin
Russia / 2016 / 5 min
A colourful animation on an alcohol-induced escalation and the morning after. During a get-together four dissimilar friends play dominoes. The jovial mood comes to an abrupt and rather regrettable end however, in this effectively composed anecdote ...
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Mary

Mary

Maria

Grigory Kolomytsev
Russia / 2016 / 15 min
A subtle drama based on a sadly believable plotline. An unexpected visit disturbs the calm of Maria's day-to-day existence with the news that her son is suspected of involvement in a hostage-taking. Both bewildered and overwhelmed, Maria is tasked ...
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Moscow Mom Montreal

Moscow Mom Montreal

Moskva Mama Montreal

Dmitry Gaityan
Russia / 2016 / 27 min
Family or career? Anton receives a lucrative job offer from Canada and yet his mother, a cancer patient, needs him by her side in Moscow. Overwhelmed by emotion and unsure of what to do, he hesitates. Authentically narrated and elegantly shot.
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Stamp

Stamp

Shtamp

Mikhail Medvedev
Russia / 2015 / 5 min
A Kafkaesque parable on the futility of modern life. Life in a cheerless desert is overseen by indifferent bureaucrats, in turn backed up by a faceless authority. Out of the blue a colourful anomaly turns the life of a civil servant on its head, ...
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The Last Muscovite

The Last Muscovite

Posledniy Moskvich

Alexander Fomin
Russia / 2016 / 26 min
A satirical mockumentary on the effects of urbanisation: as part of a report on the Russian capital aspiring TV journalist Anna interviews Alexey, the last fourth generation Muscovite, in this reflection on the disappearance of the Moscow of old, as ...
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The Pain

The Pain

Bol

Nadezhda Fedotova
Russia / 2015 / 6 min
A couple on the verge of collapse: their shared existence fluctuates between the extremes of loving care, cold-hearted rejection and wild rage. This short film takes a candid look at the destructive effect of mental disorders on interpersonal ...
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Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia

Aritmiya

Boris Khlebnikov
Russia, Finland, Germany / 2017 / 116 min
An everyday test of nerves: Oleg works as a paramedic for a small town hospital in Russia. His working life is shaped by daily stress and organisational chaos whilst his marriage with Katya, a nurse, suffers from neglect.
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Loveless

Loveless

Nelyubov

Andrey Zvyagintsev
Russia, France, Belgium, Germany / 2017 / 128 min
An ego-driven battle for divorce with fatal consequences: Boris and Zhenya's shared apartment is already up for sale. Twelve-year-old Alyosha suffers from his parents' persistent petty arguments, as well as the viewings of potential buyers. One day ...
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Pagans

Pagans

Yazichniky

Lera Surkova
Russia / 2017 / 93 min
Religion as the cure of all evils? Oleg and Marina share a small apartment in Moscow. He's a musician in desperate need of work, whilst she attempts to earn money as a flat broker. The couple's daughter Kristina studies at university. One day Oleg's ...
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Perm-36. Reflexion

Perm-36. Reflexion

Perm-36. Otrazhenie

Sergei Kachkin
Russia / 2016 / 101 min
Processing the past under the gaze of the state: 1,000 kilometers east of Moscow lies Perm, a closed city during the Soviet period due to its role in the armament industry. Perm-36, a labor camp opened in 1946 under the guidance of Stalin, is located ...
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Three Days Till the Spring

Three Days Till the Spring

Tri Dnja Do Vesni

Alexander Kasatkin
Russia / 2017 / 104 min
Leningrad in 1942, during the Second World War. The Institute for Experimental Medicine is destroyed, apparently during an air raid,  and subsequently vessels containing viruses disappear. These have the potential to trigger an epidemic once the ...
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