The Russian Resurrection Film Festival (RRFF) is returning to Brisbane Myer Centre’s Event Cinemas, celebrating 15 years of operation.

The festival has released a sneak peek of the lineup, confirming some of this year’s most anticipated Russian films. Sobibor and Selfie, the latest two films by Russian actor, Konstantin Khabensky, have been confirmed, as well as The Last Warrior, a captivating new fantasy film, Icea figure skating melodrama, Night Shift, a raucous comedy about male strippers, and Coach, Danila Kozlovsky’s directorial debut. Kozlovsky cleverly aligned Coach to release just before this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow says he excited to be bringing the festival to Brisbane. “Russian Resurrection is thrilled to be celebrating our 15-year anniversary this year and is looking forward to showcasing the best of Russian cinema with audiences across Australia and New Zealand in November,” said Nicholas. “We have already locked in a wonderful selection of new Russian films and will be announcing more in coming weeks.”

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is one of the largest, oldest and most respected Russian film festivals outside of Russia. The festival takes audiences on a thrilling journey into one of the world’s most diverse film cultures. From humble beginnings in 2004 screening in just three cities in Australia, the festival has grown dramatically in size and now screens in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland in New Zealand.

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