Press Release #2. October 10, 2007

Press Release

New York, NY – October 10, 2007

OCTOBER 12 - 17, 2007

The 7th Annual Russian Film Week will open in style with a red carpet 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 by getting 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 premiere will be followed by an exclusive reception at the Russian Mission to the United Nations hosted by the Russian Ambassador to the UN.

  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. All movies are subtitled.  

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.
Times: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 6:00pm, Wednesday, Oct 17 at 8:30pm

"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.
Times: Friday, Oct. 12 at 4:00pm, Monday, Oct 15 at 6:00pm

"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.
Times: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3:30pm, Monday, Oct 17 at 8:30pm

"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.
Times: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1:00pm and 8:30pm

"Father" (Otets), a war drama directed by Ivan Solovov based on a short story "The Return" by Andrei Platonov, censored during Stalin’s reign. After the end of World War II, Capitan Ivanov returns to his wife and children, but has a very hard time adjusting to the civilian life.
Times: Friday, Oct. 12 at 1:30pm, Tuesday, Oct 16 at 6:00pm.

"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.
Times: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1:00pm & 9:00pm, Wednesday, Oct 17 at 3:00pm

"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".
Times: Monday, Oct. 15 at 3:00pm, Tuesday, Oct 16 at 8:30pm

"Treasure Raiders" – a thriller directed by Brent Huff, starring David Carradine and Alexander Nevsky about a top Russian street racer nicknamed Wolf and Michael, an American professor, who together search for an ancient treasure in Moscow.
Times: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:30pm, Sunday, Oct 14 at 3:30pm

"The Actress" – a lyrical comedy directed by Stanislav Govorukhin about a talented, but down on her luck actress. But luck is all about being at the right place at the right time.
Times: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:00pm, Wednesday, Oct 17 at 6:00pm.

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

The Russian Film Week in NY is presented with the generous support from its partner and main sponsor the "PARLIAMENT GROUP", a leading producer of the best Russian Vodka. The company owns “Parliament”, “Urozhay” and “999,9” trademarks. The signature brand is of course “Parliament”- a classic Russian Vodka, made out of deluxe grain alcohol which includes such premium brands as “Parliament”, “Parliament Black Currant”, “Parliament Mandarin”, “Parliament Pepper” and “Parliament International”

 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.  

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For Press & PR and interview requests contact:        
Victoria Mazepa