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25th September 2011

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4 – 13 November, Apollo Piccadilly

The Russian Film Festival is coming to London for its fifth year! It
offers a wonderful chance to see the best Russian films of the year
introduced by leading Russian directors and actors.

The main programme of feature films will present winners of international
film festivals and will be complimented by uncompromising documentaries
and great animation. We look forward to seeing you at the Apollo
Piccadilly Circus enjoying the films, meeting with directors and actors
and celebrating new Russian cinema with us!

The full festival programme will be announced shortly so watch

How I Ended This Summer released on DVD & Blu-ray

How I Ended this Summer, the hit Russian film of 2010 has been released
on DVD and Blu-ray by New Wave Films. The gripping psychological thriller
set on a Russian island inside the Arctic Circle was winner of the best
film award at the BFI London Film Festival and 2 Silver Bears at the
Berlin Film Festval.

To celebrate this, Academia Rossica is giving away two free DVDs of the
film. All you have to do is tag yourself in a photo from the film on our
Facebook page. Entries close at 5pm on Monday. The winner will then be
selected at random.

Entrants must be 18+ years old and based in the UK.


Where Art Meets Film
Friday 16 September – Sunday 25 September 2011

Tate Modern is showcasing the work of the extraordinary Moscow film club
CINE FANTOM, which is 25 years old this year.

From its beginnings in the cultural turmoil of perestroika and the Moscow
conceptualist art scene, CINE FANTOM and its samizdat journal have brought
together some of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers in Russia.
Over the next week Tate Film will be screening some of the best works from
the past quarter century and inviting the directors to talk about their
films, including Gleb Aleinikov, Andrey Silvestrov and founder of
Necrorealism Yevgeny Yufit.

Film times and booking information can be found by clicking here.


The Queen of Spades
12 October – 12 November, Arcola Theatre

In the first major theatrical adaptation of the story outside of the opera
house in the UK, Pushkin's classic novella is reinvented as a thrilling
drama of the imagination, bringing the lyricism and satirical qualities of
the original to life. His story is revealed to us in a series of dreams
that take us from the bedroom of an old, dying Countess to the gambling
tables of St Petersburg. Directed by Max Hoehn and accompanied by original
music and sound design by Daniel Saleeb (Yellow, Riverside Studios),
Raymond Blankenhorn's verse adaptation draws on material from across
Pushkin's work, in particular the playful spirit of his narrative poems.

Performances start at 8pm (3pm matinees)

Call the box office on 020 7503 1646 to book tickets or visit


Battle of the Book Trailers at the International Lounge of the Moscow Book

The Moscow Book Fair's International Lounge was home to a battle of book
trailers produced by the world's leading publishers. Over 75 clips were
screened on the Theatre's video-wall representing books of all genres from
across the world, so that visitors to the fair could vote for their
favourite trailer.

Votes were very close but in the end the trailer for Maurice Gee's Going
West (Penguin) came out on top, with It's a Book by Lane Smith (Macmillan)
coming second and The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (Penguin) a close third.
Thank you to everyone who took part!

See photos of guests including authors Sergei Kostin, Zakhar Prilepin and
Tatiana Ustinova mixing with the major players in the US and UK book
industry at our International Lounge this year at the Moscow International
Book Fair.

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