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18° & THUNDERSTORM ON WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER IN SYDNEY
By Tom Clift
October 23, 2015
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Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2015

Go to war with the Russians.
By Tom Clift
October 23, 2015
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The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is back for 2015, showcasing the best of Russian cinema from Vladivostok to Moscow. The largest festival of Russian filmmaking anywhere outside of the motherland, this year's lineup features a wide mix of genres and includes a program stream dedicated to classic and contemporary war films. Because nobody makes war movies like the Russians.

Headlining the program — and opening the festival in both Melbourne and Sydney — is Dmitriy Meskhiev's Battalion, which tells the real-life story of the First Russian Women's Battalion during the height of WWI. Other films in the sidebar include 1959's Oscar-nominated Ballad of a Soldier, and Sergei Bondarchuk's 1975 epic They Fought for Their Motherland, as well as the recent Russian-Ukrainian co-production Battle for Sevastopol.

Moving beyond the canon fire, other standouts on the program include Teacha, a thriller about a high school teacher holding her students hostage, and Sunstroke, a three-hour historical drama about the last days of the Russian Empire.

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