2012 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL
Embracing a wide variety of Russian films from many different genres, the 2012 Russian Resurrection Film Festival will run at Cinema Paradiso from Wednesday, September 19, to Wednesday, September 26. Tickets are available at the cinema, or online from lunapalace.com.au.
2012 marks a number of milestones for Australia’s 67,000 Russians. It is the 200th anniversary of the historic Russian defeat of Napoleon. It is 70 years since diplomatic relations were established between the Soviet Union and Australia and it’s nine years since the first Russian Resurrection Film Festival.
Director Lynn Shelton’s fourth feature film, the funny and heartfelt Your Sister’s Sister, is easily her best yet; a poignant, often hilarious meditation on the complexities of both romantic and familial love.
The Moonrise King
Although his trademark detailed mis-en-scene and quirky characterisations are on full display in his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, it still represents a few departures from the norm for director Wes Anderson. For one thing, it’s the first time his central characters have been kids.