Russian Film Festival 2009

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ASSA-2 and Paper Soldier
Anna Karenina (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Sergei Soloviev; Writer: Sergei Soloviev, based on the story by Leo Tolstoy; Stars: Tatyana Drubich, Oleg Yankovskiy, Yaroslav Boyko, Aleksandr Abdulov, Mariya Anikanova, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Sergey Garmash, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Eduard Martsevich, Lyudmila Savelyeva)
Tolstoy's tale of a woman torn between her lover and her marriage.
ASSA-2 (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Sergei Soloviev; Writer: Sergei Soloviev; Stars: Tatiana Drubich, Yuri Bashmet, Sergei Shnurov, Anna Solovieva)
Alika languishes in jail. Yet hope may be in sight for her, as a well-known director is touring Russian prisons, hoping to find the perfect woman to play the lead role in a new version of Anna Karenina.
The Event (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Andrey Eshpay; Writer: Andrey Eshpay, based on the play by Vladimir Nabokov; Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Igor Gordin, Sergey Perelyigin, Evgeniya Simonova, Zoya Kaydanskovskaya, Sergey Dreyden)
A family's lives are shattered by the news a man who attempted to murder them five years earlier has just been released from prison.
First Squad (Fâsuto sukuwaddo) (Country: Russia, Japan, Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Yoshiharu Ashino; Writer: Aljosha Klimov, Misha Sprits; Stars: Aleksandr Gruzdev, Artem Kipnis, Liubomiras Lauciavicius, Georgi Martirosyan, Rudolf Pankov, Aleksandr Pashutin, Gennadi Sajfulin, Irina Savina, Theodor Schuler)
A psychic teen holds the only hope for the Red Army on the Eastern Front in 1942 in this fantastical, historical anime.
Melody For A Street Organ (Melodiya dlya sharmanki) (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2009; Director: Kira Muratova; Writer: Kira Muratova, Volodymyr Zuyev; Stars: Roma Burlaka, Natalya Buzko, Jean Daniel, Georgi Deliyev, Lena Kostyuk, Renata Litvinova, Nina Ruslanova, Oleg Tabakov)
A step-brother and step-sister whose mother has died, fear being split up so go in search of their fathers.
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Anna Karenina and Ward 6
Paper Soldier (Bumazhnyy Soldat) (Country: Russia; Year: 2008; Director: Aleksei German Jnr; Writer: Aleksei German Jnr, Vladimir Arkusha; Stars: Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Sheveleva)
Russian cosmonauts train for the Sputnik launch in a frozen wilderness in Kazakhstan.
Pete On The Way To Heaven (Petya po doroge v tsarstvie nebesnoe) (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Nikolai Dostal; Writer: Mikhail Kurayev; Stars: Egor Pavlov, Konstantin Bykov, Sergey Kharlamo, Artem Kobzev, Aleksandr Korshunov, Vladimir Lyubovsky, Nikolai Machulsky, Roman Madyanov, Uriy Ponomarenko, Yevgeni Redko, Zakhar Ronzhin, Tatyana Shuba, Nikita Tezin, Svetlana Timofeyeva-Letunovskaya, Svetlana Ulybina)
A smalltown boy lives a fantasy life of a cop, indulged by the other residents, but trouble is on the horizon.
Russia 88 (Rossiya 88) (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Pavel Bardin; Stars: Petr Fedorov, Vera Strokova, Kazbek Kibizov, Mikhail Polyakov, Nikolai Machulsky)
Docudrama about Russian neo-Nazis.
Tale In The Darkness (Skazka pro temnotu) (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Nikolay Khomeriki; Writer: Aleksandr Rodionov; Stars: Alisa Khazanova, Boris Kamorzin, Yuri Safarov)
A chance remark from a teenager prompts a policwoman to change her life.
Ward 6 (Palata N°6, Ward No 6) (Country: Russia; Year: 2009; Director: Alexander Gornovsky, Karen Shakhnazarov; Writer: Aleksandr Borodyansky, Karen Shakhnazarov, based on the short story by Anton Chekhov; Stars: Vladimir Ilyin, Aleksei Vertkov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyorny, Yevgeni Stychkin, Viktor Solovyov, Aleksei Zharkov, Stanislov Eventov, Alina Olshanskaya, Anna Sinyakina, Albina Yevtushevskaya), Official Site
'Fake' documentary explores how a doctor ended up a patient in his own asylum.
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