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Kirill Galetski

  • Tornatore's The Unknown wins best director in Moscow


    The ten-day 29th Moscow International Film Festival ended on Saturday, with Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore winning the festival's Best Director award for his film The Unknown (La Sconosciuta). The film stars Russian actress Ksenia Rappoport as a young Ukrainian woman in today's Italy working as domestic help and trying to escape her dark past as a sex slave.
  • Moscow to host Emir Kusturica for opening night film Promise Me This


    The 29th Moscow International Film Festival (June 21-30) will open with Promise Me This (Zavet), directed by Emir Kusturica, and will close with Claude Lelouch's Roman de gare.
  • Moscow gives top prize to Sweden's About Sara


  • Swede's first feature wins top prize at Moscow Film Festival


    The 28th Moscow International Film Festival recovered from the debacle of Michael Haneke's eleventh-hour refusal to chair the main jury, finishing with a surprise best picture winner.
  • Haneke withdraws from jury duty in Moscow


    Austrian director Michael Haneke has refused to head the main jury in the MoscowInternational Film Festival (June 23-July 2), the festival's general director Renat Davletyarov announced atthe first festival press conference on Wednesday.
  • Plans for a new St Petersburg Film Festival move ahead


    The first St.Petersburg International Film Festival is slated for 18 - 31 July. The festivalis the brainchild of businessman Mark Rudinstein,head of Kinomark, a Moscow-based company thatcurrently runs Russia's Golden Ram Awards and the specialised Faces of Love andKinotavrik film festivals.
  • Company 9 wins best film at 19th Nika Awards in Russia


    The 19th annual Nika Awards ceremony took place in Moscow on Friday, March17. This year's awards yielded no realsurprises. Alexei Uchitel's character study Dreaming Of Space,Alexei Guerman, Jr.'shistorical drama Garpastumand Fyodor Bondarchuk's Afghan war epic and Company 9 managed to win multipleawards.
  • Day Watch breaks Russian box office record


    Day Watch, the firstsequel to Russian horror fantasy thriller NightWatch, has followed its predecessor and broken box office records in Russia and theCentral Independent States (CIS) in record time.
  • Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor)


    Dir: Timur Bekmambetov. Russ. 2006. 135mins.
  • Box office takings remain buoyant in Russia


    The last week in Novemberended the fiscal year in the Russian and the Central Independent States (CIS)market, which experienced exponential growth in recent years and seems to bestabilising as key cities become saturated.
  • Russian indie reveals ambitious plans after takeover


    Russia's biggestindependent film company Central Partnership is promising an ambitious production programme and new studio facilities after itstakeover by Prof-Media, a subsidiary of industrial giant Interros.
  • Moscow festival unveils competition line-up


    The Moscow International Film Festival (June 17 - 26) hasunveiled its full competition programme, which includes features such as Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy and Greek hit Brides.
  • St Petersburg to launch new international film festival


    Former Kinotavr festival director MarkRudinstein is planning to launch a new international film festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, to be held in July 18 - 31, 2006.Rudinsteinhas tapped internationally known Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky to be thefestival president, a role that would ...
  • Exhibition boom fuels Russian box office


    Box office receipts in Russia and theCommonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are growing impressively, according tolatest figures.The winter release season (from 26 November 2004to 27 February 2005) saw a total gross of $78.5m, 42.2% higher for the periodyear-on-year, according to Russian Film Business Today.Observers ...
  • Turkish Gambit (Turetskii Gambit)


    Dir: Dzhanik Faiziyev.Russ. 2005. 132mins.