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The 2022 Russian Resurrection Film Festival is on at Actors Centre Australia from October 28-30


Opening Night: All tickets $55

General Admission $20

Concession $15

The mini film festival presents five incredible Russian films over three days:

– 28 October Captain Volkonogov Escapes 7:00pm
– 29 October Koschey – The Bride Thief 2:00pm
– 29 October No Looking Back 7:00pm
– 30 October Desperate for Marriage 2:30pm
– 30 October The Land of Sasha 5:00pm

Opening Night (ticket includes drink and canapes) October 28 @7pm

CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED – [120 Minutes] Капитан Волконогов бежал
Drama/Espionage Thriller
Written and directed by: Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov
Stars: Yuriy Borisov, Timofey Tribuntsev, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Vladimir Epifantsev, Viktoriya Tolstoganova, Natalya Kudryashova, Nikita Kukushkin

A fast-paced thriller set in the USSR during the Great Terror. Captain Volkonogov serves in the NKVD – a Soviet law enforcement agency. He is trusted and respected by his colleagues. But one day he is accused of criminal activity. He escapes arrest, but witnesses how quickly his reputation is destroyed and how his friends turn on him. He realises that he has only one chance to change his fate… if he can find just one victim who would forgive him his crimes. The winner of the Golden Lion from the 78th Venice Film Festival.

KOSCHEY – THE BRIDE THIEF – [77 Minutes] Кощей. Похититель невест : October 29 @ 2pm
Family animation
Director Roman Artemyev
Voiced by: Roman Artemyev, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Viktor Dobronravov

For some reason, forever young and always immaculately dressed, Prince of Darkness, Koschey has been unable to find a bride for three hundred years. He intimidated, and kidnapped and turned various princesses into frogs, but not one of these courting rituals helped the Prince find his Princess. But will the beautiful Varvara, who fights off all her wanna-be suitors, break his dark, cold heart?

NO LOOKING BACK– [101 Minutes] – Оторви и выбрось : October 29 @ 7pm
Black Comedy
Director Kirill Sokolov
Starring: Igor Grabuzov, Vitaliy Khaev, Viktoriya Korotkova, Olga Lapshina, Anna Mikhalkova, Aleksandr Yatsenko

From the director who delivered the outrageous cult hit, Papa, Why Don’t you Just Die (2019) comes a full-throttle black comedy where three generations of women in one family pull a gun on each other and they are not afraid to use them. After four years in prison, Olya decides to start over. But first she wants to get her ten-year-old daughter back. However, her overbearing mother isn’t letting her grandchild go without a fight. The family conflict quickly gets out of control and turns into a wild chase. And it definitely won’t end well for everyone.

DESPERATE FOR MARRIAGE – [106 Minutes] Хочу замуж : October 30 @ 2:30pm
Romantic Comedy
Director Sonya Karpunina
Starring Milos Bikovic, Kristina Asmus, Evgeniya Akhremenko, Marina Aleksandrova

In this sunny romantic comedy, it seems as though every beautiful young person wants to get married. Everything is going according to plan for Lyuba: she works as a popular TV host and has a rich and successful fiancée. But her plan falls apart when Lyuba’s phone dies. She asks a random passer-by to use his phone. The passer-by, whose name is Sergei, has been leading a quiet, introspective life. But that is all about to change. Their chance encounter triggers a series of outrageous events that will change their lives forever in a complex game of finding and keeping that special feeling of love…

LAND OF SASHA – [88 Minutes] – Страна Саша : October 30 @ 5:00pm
Drama Romance
Director Yuliya Trofimova
Starring Mark Eydelshteyn, Maria Matsel, Dmitriy Endaltsev, Evgeniia Gromova, Alisa Tarasenko, Darya Rumyantseva

As soon as Sasha finishes school his mother pressures him to enrol into university. Sasha is a good boy, but he lives in the moment and has no plans other than to paint and hone his graffiti skills with his friend Max. And maybe get to know his father who abandoned him as a kid. But then, he meets the weirdly wonderful Zhenya and his life starts to change. Enjoying the freewheeling freedom of summer in Kaliningrad, they explore their feelings, talents and fears together.


All festival films (unless otherwise stated) are restricted to persons 15 years of age and over unlessspecified. This relates to the censorship requirements of holding a Film Festival, as set by the Office ofFilm and Literature Classification and is not necessarily a reaction of the content of the filmsthemselves. Festival tickets once acquired, are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Concession holders please enter code ‘CONCESSION’ at check out. You will be required to show your concession card at the event. Concession discount is not valid for Opening Night.


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