Kartina.TV Presents: Russian Film Week in New YorK

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Kartina.TV, the leading IPTV provider of Russian-language entertainment outside of Russia, is thrilled to announce the official selection of the 2013 Russian Film Week in New York. Supported by Studio "We" and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

The film week will take place from October 9th through 13th, and will offer an unprecedented number of US and world premieres to the audience.Ten feature films will be shown during this year's event, including the following award-winning and critically-acclaimed must-sees:

•Geographer Drank His Globe Away (Directed by Alexander Velediskiy)

•Me too / Ya Tozhe Khochu (Directed by Alexey Balabanov)

•A Long and Happy Life (Directed by Boris Khlebnikov

•Legend #17 (Directed by Nikolai Lebedev)

•Intimate Places (Directed by Natalia Merkulova and Alexey Chupov

•Metro (Directed by Anton Megerdichev)

•Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari (Directed by Alexei Fedorchenko)

•Gorko! / Kiss the Bride (Directed by Jora Kryzhovnikov)

OPENING CEREMONY

THE GEOGRAPHER DRANK HIS GLOBE AWAY

October 9 at 7:00 PM

Ziegfeld Theater

141 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

Directed by Alexander Veledinskiy, Geographer Drank His Globe Away stars Konstantin Khabensky and Elena Liadova. The winner of several honors at the 2013 Kinotavr Film Festival, including the Grand Prize for Best Film, Geographer will be introduced to New Yorkers three weeks before it opens in theaters in Russia. Based on Alexei Ivanov's novel by the same name, The Geogrpaher is a story of an out of work biologist Victor Sluzhkin. To make ends meet, Victor takes a job in a rural school as a geography teacher. Despite his depressing life -- problems with his wife, his mistresses, his bosses, his students, and the overwhelming feeling of loneliness -- Victor tries to hold it together for his daughter, and falls in love with one of his students at the same time.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/5074997454

 

GORKO!

October 10 at 7:00 PM

Millennium Theater 

1029 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

 

A hilarious new comedy directed by Jora Kryzhovnikov, produced by Timur Bekmambetov's Bazelevs Studio, and starring Sergey Svetlakov.  A young and progressive couple, Roman and Natalie, dream about a European seaside wedding. However, Natalie's stepfather, an overly confident city official, has a different plan in mind. He intends to use the wedding to jumpstart his career and his plans don't exactly include the Riviera. According to him, the young couple should celebrate their special day at a restaurant called Golden, following cliché wedding traditions. Roman and Natalie decide to secretly have a dream wedding sans their parents, but because of a silly mix-up, hilarity ensues. 

Tickets at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/5074997454

A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE

October 11 at 7:00PM

SVA Theater (Beatrice Theater)

333 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

A young entrepreneur Sasha (starring Aleksandr Yatsenko) faces a dilemma: either sell his farm land for a lucrative sum from the local authorities and move to the city with his girlfriend, or fight the new administration for the rights of the people living and working on the farm land. He accepts the offer at the beginning, but later regrets it under the pressure of his employees. This man vs. the system drama poignantly tells the story of the existential human drama. Directed by Boris Khlebnikov.

Tickets at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8152294733

 

ME TOO

October 11 at 7:30 PM

School of Visual Arts Theater (Silas Theater)

333 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

"Me Too" is the last film directed by the late Aleksey Balabanov. The film serves as a farewell, a confession, and a real-life fairy tale about one's hope for a happy end.  A powerful black 4X4 speeds along a deserted summer road. Its six passengers are looking for the bell tower of happiness, said to be somewhere between Saint Petersburg and Uglich, next to the now defunct nuclear power plant. The bell tower takes people to the land of happiness. Although not everyone is chosen, the six passengers believe that they will make the cut to eternal happiness. Starring Oleg Garkusha.

Tickets at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8152844377

 

CELESTIAL WIVES OF MEADOW MARI

October 12 at 3:00 PM

SVA (Silas Theater)

333 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The latest from Alexey Fedorchenko, the director that brought you "Silent Souls," is a beguiling, painterly portrait of a culture driven by ritualistic appreciation of female beauty and sexuality, at times akin to an Eastern version of the Decameron. Pagan folklore is alive amongst the Meadow Mari, a Finno-Ugric ethnic group in Western Russia. The film is comprised of 23 vignettes that center on the sensual lives of a group of Mari women, recreating an idiosyncratic world of magical realism in which female fertility, beauty, and, ultimately, happiness is the driving force. The film has received several prestigious awards in Russia and abroad, including recognition at the Venice and Stockholm film festivals. Starring: Julia Aug.

Tickets at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8153686897

 

METRO

October 12 at 6:30 PM

SVA (Silas Theater)

333 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

Massive new construction projects take over the center of Moscow, causing a crack in one of the underground metro tunnels between two stations. As a result of a rupture in the impermeability of the tunnel ceiling, the water from the Moscow-River rushes in, exposing hundreds of passengers to an impending flood. The powerful flow of water threatens to destroy the infrustructure of the entire city. Among those affected are a hospital doctor Andrey Garin and his daughter Ksyusha. Garin tries to rescue the surviving passengers, among them... his wife's lover. Battling humiliation, anger and fear, Garin must survive in order to get back his love, his family, and his happy life. Directed by Anton Megerdichev. Starring Sergey Puskepalis, Svetlana Khodchenkova, and Elena Panova.

Tickets at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8078203123

 

INTIMATE PARTS 

October 12 at 7:30 PM

SVA (Beatrice Theater)

333 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

An ironic tragicomedy about the middle class of Moscow today, Intimate Parts was recognized as Best New Film at the 2013 Kinotavr Film Festival. Each of the characters has a personal secret that is hidden from the world - their 'intimate part.' The protagonist is a scandalous photo Ivan, whose position is life is 'me against the world.' He is convinced that people are born for happiness, and happiness is the freedom to be oneself. But how safe is it to set that 'self' free? Directed byAleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova. Starring Yuliya Aug and Yuri Kolokolnikov.

 Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8080383645 

DOCUMENTARY FILM RETROSPECT

BORN IN THE USSR: 28 UP

October 12 3:00 PM

SVA (Beatrice Theater)

333 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

Directed by Sergei Miroshnichenko, this film is the fourth installment in a series about young people born in the former USSR. Now a group of 28-year olds, they live in different countries and on different continents. They were brought up differently, educated differently and they have a different outlook on life. The only unifying factor about them - they were born in what was once one country. Born in the USSR filmed the group when they were 7, 14, and 21. This is the final installment of the documentary saga.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8153117193

CLOSING CEREMONY

LEGEND #17

October 13 at 7:30 PM

SVA (Silas Theater)

333 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The story of victories and defeats of the hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov -- the legend #17. Montreal, September 2, 1972. The national hockey team of the USSR defeated the Canadian National Team in the first game of the Summit Series with the score 7:3. More than just a game, the victory became a fight to change the world's opinion about Russian hockey. Amidst that, a young player wearing a jersey with the #17, Valeri Kharlamov, is showing the potential to become the next hockey great. His persistence, talent and masterful coaching from the trainer Anatoli Tarasov are destined to make #17 a legend of the world hockey. Directed by Nikolay Lebedev. Starring Danila Kozlovsky and Oleg Menshikov.

 Tickets at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8153841359

For additional information please visit: www.RussianFilmWeekNYC.com

 

 

 

 

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