Press Release #1, September 17, 2007

Press Release

New York, NY – September 17, 2007

OCTOBER 12 - 17, 2007

The 7th Annual Russian Film Week will open in style with a New York premiere of Andrei Konchalovsky’s film “Gloss” (Glyanets), at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) in Manhattan. The film follows the story of a small town girl arriving in the big city determined to conquer the capital and get involved in the dangerous and glamorous world of the new Russian elite. Mr. Konchalovsky, one of Russia’s best-known directors, has made such movies as “Tango & Cash”, “Runaway Train”, “Maria’s Lovers”, and “House of Fools”.

  The Annual Russian Film Week will run from October 12 through October 17.   Cinema lovers will be offered a variety of groundbreaking movies including blockbusters, innovative dramas, comedies and art house films. Most of the films will be presented to the public by its stars and directors arriving in New York especially for the Film Week.  

Russian Film Week is proud to announce the following line-up:  

· “Two in One” (Dva v Odnom) an art house film by Kira Muratova has already premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and due to an overwhelming demand is coming back to New York for the Russian Film Week. 
· “Nothing Personal” (Nichego Lichnogo), a cocktail of crime, melodrama and comedy, directed by Larisa Sadilova, about a case of mistaken identity by a private detective who follows the wrong woman and falls in love with her. 
· “Vice” (Tiski), a controversial film directed by Valery Todorovsky about a young DJ named Dennis who gets in trouble and crosses some very dangerous people, falling into the world of murder, crime and excess. 
· “Propaganda Team: Hit the Enemy”(Agitbrigada: Bei Vraga!), a comedy by Vitaly Melnikov, one of the most respected directors in Russia. A humorous glance at a group of performers traveling down the mighty Volga River during World War II, stopping at various villages along the way to entertain people.
· “Father” (Otets), a war drama directed by Ivan Solovov based on a short story “The Return” by Andrei Platonov which was censored during Stalin’s era. After the end of World War II, Capitan Ivanov returns to his wife and children, but has a very hard time adjusting to his civilian life. 
· “Lovey-Dovey” (Lubov-Morkov), this year’s blockbuster comedy, directed by Alexander Strizhenov and starring Russia’s music superstar Kristina Orbakaite, about a young couple that switches bodies in order to save their marriage.
· “Russian Game” (Russkaya Igra) a comedy about a down on his luck Italian gambler who needs to pay off his debts within a week or suffer the consequences. He decides that he can win all the money that he needs in Russia where he meets a ring of card shark thieves, getting scammed in the process, but having the adventure of his life, directed by Pavel Chukhraj, the Oscar-nominated director for the Best Foreign Language Film of 1998 “The Thief”.

All films are subtitled in English and will be shown at Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway cinema. An audience Q&A with directors and actors will take place after certain screenings.  

 Brought to you by: 
Interfest, Russia, a premier Russian film production/promotion company, specializing in promoting Russian cinema worldwide  
Novoye Russkoye Slovo (New Russian Word), the largest Russian language daily newspaper in the United States, published since 1910. NRS is one of the most active promoters of Russian culture in the U.S.  

For further program information and tickets please call: 646-237-0192  

For Press & PR and interview requests contact:        
Victoria Mazepa