Russian Film Festival 2008

Factual filmmaking has always played a key role in Russian cinema - this strand celebrates the best of the country's most recent documentaries.

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The Drunken Sailor (Country: France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia; Year: 2007; Director: Sergei Bodrov; Writer: Sergei Bodrov; Stars: The Tiger Lillies, Adrian Stout, Adrian Hughes, Martyn Jacques)
A Melody For German (Country: Russia; Year: 2007; Director: Ivan Bolotnikov; Writer: Ivan Bolotnikov)
Documentary about Russian Filmmaker Aleksei German (My Friend Ivan Lapshin) - renowned for shooting his films in black and white.
Rock Monlogue (Country: Russia; Year: 2007; Director: Vladimir Kozlov; Writer: Vladimir Kozlov)
Featuring previously unseen footage, this documentary charts the life of rebellious rock musician Yuri Morozov.
Virginity (Country: Russia; Year: 2008; Director: Vitaly Mansky; Writer: Dmitry Bykov)
Three girls travel to Moscow to exchange their greatest asset - their virginity - for money, celebrity or love.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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