Russian Film Days

Thu, Nov 30: MONAKH (The Monk), 16:00 (20 Min.)
Thu, Nov 30: CHAPAEV, 16:30 (93 Min.)
Fri, Dec 1: PTITSA (The Bird), 16:00 (90 Min.)
Fri, Dec 1: PRO LYUBOV. TOLKO DLYA VZROSLYKH (About Love. Adults Only), 18:00 (107 Min.)
Sat, Dec 2: VREMYA PERVYKH (The Age Of Pioneers), 17:45 (140 Min.)
Sun, Dec 3: ROL (The Part), 15:30 (132 Min.)
Sun, Dec 3: BOLSHOY (The Bolshoy), 17:45 (133 Min.)

Special
Russian Film Days
Original version with German subtitles
Director
Danil Grinkin
Cast
Tatyana Arntgolts, Valery Bushuev, Sergey Kempo
Plot Outline

Together with her husband, Yekaterina seeks a young monk in the hope of healing. When she reaches his cell, she finds him to be her lost love.

Special
Russian Film Days
Original version with English subtitles
Director
Sergey Vasilev, Georgi Vasilyev
Cast
Boris Babochkin, Leonid Kmit, Varvara Myasnikova, Boris Blinov, Illarion Pevtsov, Nikolai Simonov, Boris Chirkov, Stepan Shkurat, Vyacheslav Volkov
Plot Outline

This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a decorated hero in the World War I and later in the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian revolution. This man of action is fighting on the side of the poor people. His troops consist of peasants, just like him. Unable to write, he can brilliantly demonstrate various battle tactics by moving potatoes on the table. He is street smart.

Special
Russian Film Days
Original version with German subtitles
Director
Kseniya Baskakova
Cast
Ilya Aleksandov, Vladimir Belkov, Nona Bulygina
Plot Outline

Contemporary Russia. Rock musician Oleg Ptitsyn, known as "Ptitsa" ("The Bird") to his fans, is admitted to a tuberculosis clinic. There he meets Katya, an angry and troubled young girl. He decides to help her recover her faith in life.

Director
Aleksey Chupov, Rezo Gigineishvili, Anna Melikyan & more
Cast
Anna Banshchikova, Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksandra Bortich
Plot Outline

A summer in Moscow: There's a lot going on every day. The busy inhabitants never forget to acquire new skills and knowledge. Several love stories about everyday heroes in the urban chaos.

Special
Russian Film Days
Original version with German subtitles, in the presence of director Dmitriy Kiselev
Director
Dmitriy Kiselev
Cast
Egor Morozov, Aleksandr Ilin, Vladimir Ilin
Plot Outline

The film is set in the 60s of the 20th century, during the Cold War and the space race between USSR and the United States. Russians plan to send a man into space. Military pilot Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov are ready to step into the open space. But on the way they face many obstacles and dangers.

Special
Russian Film Days
Original version with German subtitles, in the presence of director Konstantin Lopushanskiy
Director
Konstantin Lopushanskiy
Cast
Aleksandr Efremov, Anna Geller, Yuriy Itskov
Plot Outline

'The Role' is about a brilliant actor in revolutionary Russia who takes on the greatest role of his life - the role of another man. Influenced by the ideas of symbolism and the Silver Age, he decides to slip into the life of his doppelganger - a revolutionary leader in the new Soviet Russia. First intrigued, then obsessed, he flings himself into the role and lives it to the hilt... even when the play of the life he is writing heads towards a tragic finale.

Special
Russian Film Days
Original version with German subtitles, in the presence of lead actress Margarita Simonowa
Director
Valeriy Todorovskiy
Cast
Alissa Freindlich, Valentina Telichkina, Alexandr Domogarov, Nicola Le Rich, Margarita Somonova
Plot Outline

A Russian ballerina struggling for one play in Bolshoy theatre.