A slew of Russian cinema is coming to Brisbane.

Organisers of the Festival of Russian cinema have admitted it’s a difficult year to host the event, yet they are powering on.

This year, more than any other, the role the Russian Resurrection Festival will play is particularly important.  It is through a varied and uncompromising presentation of Russian culture that festival organisers can provide audiences with a diverse range of voices and ideas that are present in Russian cinema and society. It is through cultural engagement that they plan to foster dialogue. It is through cinema that we can all reach a deeper understanding of Russia and enhance the conversation.

The festival is now in its eleventh year in Australia and heading across the seas to New Zealand for the first time. This year’s program is packed with an array of new films. They have art-house riveters, comedy box office hits, ultra-fantasies, a dose of heavy drama and something for the kids as well.

In keeping with tradition, the old classics are back once again, this time celebrating Mosfilm’s 90 year Anniversary. Some must watch films include the comedy Carnival Night, the drama Iron Ivan and the fantasy film VIY.

The Russian Film Festival will be held at Event Cinemas Myer Centre from Thursday 6 November from Sunday 16 November. For more info, visit our event guide.