The Russian Resurrection Film Festival (RRFF) was founded in 2003 as a small festival servicing mainly the Russian-speaking community in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
In the past eleven years, the has grown rapidly tripling in size and geographic reach covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and as of 2014, New Zealand. The RRFF has been growing and expanding Russian cinema and culture Australia-wide to become one of the oldest, largest and most respected Russian film festivals outside of Russia.
This years program features films including(1962), and the animation (2015).
The opening night of the Russian Resurrection Film Festival showcases the historical drama (2015) at Event Cinemas George Street. Directed by Dmitriy Meskhiev, the film is set in the spring of 1917 at the height of the First World War. Based on the true story of the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion, formed as part of a propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in an effort to inspire the masses of war-weary soldiers to continue fighting with the same courage and composure as the womenfolk.
As part of the festival, FilmFest is offering a special event!, which features a festival insider session of including an intimate VIP pre-screening vodka and blini party, and discussion hosted by festival artistic director Greg Dolgopolov, followed by the Australian premiere of Sunstroke.