2018 marks a massive 15 years since the Russian Resurrection Film Festival first hit New Zealand screens. This time around it takes over Auckland's Rialto Cinemas from Friday, 16 November to Wednesday, November 21.
Standouts among the 14 featured titles include sports drama The Coach, concentration camp-set effort Sobibor, and comedy Night Shift — which follows tradies forced to start stripping to pay the bills, in what sounds like Russia's answer to The Full Monty. The Challenge sees a production of Romeo and Juliet overtaken by terrorists, while Jumpman skewers Russian corruption.
And for those keen on some cinema history, the fest's retrospective is dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of Lenfilm Studios in St. Petersburg, as well as and the 90-year anniversary of filmmaker Vitaliy Melnikov. Find all the session info here.