(22/09/07) – A festival of Russian cinema takes place in London between 27 September and 3 October.

Showcasing inspiring and provocative award-winning work from a host of internationally established young Russian filmmakers, it provides a long-awaited opportunity for British audiences to view the portrayal of modern Russia through contemporary Russian cinema.

The programme includes films made in the last two years which have already received international and national awards. The festival opens with Ivan Vyrypaev’s film Euphoria that was awarded the Small Golden Lion at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival in 2006.

12 award-winning film directors as well as star actors are coming from Moscow to introduce screenings and participate in discussions with the audience and members of the British film industry.

For further information, visit Academia-Rossica’s website (linked on the left)