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RFW 2019 Shorts Programme 1 (18)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A actress Olga Sutulova (Euthanasia), director Iliya Sherstobitov (S)


Film Title: Goodbye, Amsterdam! / Прощай, Амстердам!

Running Time: 15 min.

Director:Natalia Shinelyova

Cast:Natalia Anisimova, Alexander Dmitriev, Marina Gaizidorskaya, Valeria Yakovleva, Ksenia Khudoba, Alexandra Kabanova, Maria Vardenga, Olga Zaitsev, Alexander Koltsov

Synopsis: Sveta and Oleg is a modern young couple: they eat organic food, exercise regularly and dream of moving to Europe. All their plans turn to ruin one day at the supermarket when Sveta gets bitten by a woman in leopard leggings. Soon Sveta begins to notice new exotic desires: for leopard print in particular and for other habits in general. Oddly enough, the infection that is threatening their modern lifestyle can also spark new passion in couples.


Film Title: Euthanasia / Эвтаназия

Running Time: 10 min.

Director: Elena Brodach

Cast: Olga Sutulova, Timofey Tribuntsev

Synopsis: An experienced inspector suspects a cardiologist of murder. However, he has doubts, as he does not understand why a kind, intelligent woman would commit the cold, planned murder of her rival, for whom her husband left her long ago. Jealousy? A sense of ownership? In exchange for the truth he offers information which may change the view of the potential criminal.


Film Title: SWAP / Обмен

Running Time: 20 min.

Director: Aksinya Gog

Cast: Fyodor Lavrov, Yuriy Borisov, Vitas Eisenach, Alexey Filatov, Yakov Tikhomirov

Synopsis:1990s. Moscow. Winter. Kingdom of Sweden Embassy. One terrorist. One hostage.


Film Title: White Mark / Белым по чёрному

Running Time: 15 min.

Director: Anton Mamykin

Cast: George Marishin, Anna Marlioni, Svetlana Kolpakova, Yuri Loparev, Sergey Shanin

Synopsis: The miner confesses to his wife of treason. And after that, strange things start to happen. He works in the mine, but the dirt does not stick to him, he remains perfectly clean. Colleagues cease to trust the clean miner, the boss removes him from the brigade, the wife makes a scandal. The character does not withstand such pressure and gives up. Looking for a solution he comes up with an idea.


Film Title: Dummy / Болванка

Running Time: 12 min.

Director: Nikita Vlasov

Cast: Svetlana Kamynina, Ivan Mulin, Evgeniya Weiss, Evgeni Sangadzhiev

Synopsis: Timofey’s fiance finds herself on a landmine. Now the only person who can help her is Timofey’s mother - a military engineer who does not quite agree with her son’s choice.


Film Title: Farewell / Прощание

Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.

Director: Maria Fomina

Cast: Anna Chipovskaya, Egor Koreshkov

Synopsis: This is a story about the death of relationship. About how close people can become completely alien to each other. The story of a misunderstanding.


Film Title: Delivery Service / Служба доставки

Running Time: 13 min. 10 sec.

Director: Vladimir Koptsev, Elena Koptseva

Cast: Andrey Kondratyev, Galina Filimonova, Daria Rumyantseva, Andrey Shimko, Vasilisa Ruchimskaya, Alexander Koptsev

Synopsis: A messenger of the special delivery service does his usual job: delivers orders to people’s houses. It’d be an ordinary story, if it wasn’t for the unusual nature of the deliveries themselves which are pure emotions. Any person can send a real joy, love or any memory to the addressee - the messenger will deliver anything at one’s command. But will it make someone feel better after receiving it?


Film Title: S

Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.

Director: Ilya Sherstobitov

Cast: Vlada Erofeev, Feruza Ruzieva

Synopsis: This story can happen in any city in the world. There are no main characters and life is passing through the film like it would through an hourglass. Fear permeate every second of the finale.

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Tuesday 26 Nov 201918:30
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Women's Day

Russian Film Week

Q&A with Dolya Gavanski


Astounding stories by women from the USSR - pioneers and survivors - who reveal their lives from the 1917 revolution to the present day. Intimate, surprising, funny, eccentric, painful and contradictory - this is the unknown history of Russian feminism.


Drawing on the filmmaker’s extensive research, remarkable rare archive footage and encounters with extraordinary and diverse women, Women’s Day explores, amongst other things: survival of the siege of Leningrad in subzero temperatures; the challenge of sex in communal flats; how to smuggle forbidden literature; to fly into space, how to rename a husband - and how to perform the perfect Soviet balletic pirouette. Not to mention the political and cultural complexity of the burning of veils…. We meet the ‘Voice of the USSR’, a Nobel Laureate, a Make-up Internet Sensation, a Cyber Security Boss, a Veteran of Stalingrad, an Exiled Feminist, a Tractorist Heroine and many more. These women lived through a convulsive era of historical and social change. They were forged in a culture that had officially proclaimed women equal to men. They were told they could achieve it all, but at what cost - and what was the reality?

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Tuesday 26 Nov 201921:00