Festival to open Nov 4 with Generation P.

The fifth Russian Film Festival in London will open with the UK premiere of Victor Ginzburg’s Generation P [pictured] on Nov 4 (Russian National Unity Day). Ginzburg and some of his cast will present the film, which is adapted from Victor Pelevin’s cult novel.

The festival will also present the first Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum on Nov 11 at the BFI, in partnership with Academica Rossica, the BFI and the Russian Cinema Fund. Participants will include Russian producers Sergei Selyanov, Artem Vasiliev, Natalia Ivanova, Raisa Fomina and Igor Tolstunov.

The main programme of the festival aims to present the best Russian features of the year:

  • Elena by Andrei Zvyagintsev
  • Gromozeka by Vladimir Kott
  • Hunter by Bakur Bakuradze 
  • Indifference by Oleg Flyangolts 
  • Innocent Saturday by Aleksandr Mindadze
  • Patria o Muerte byVitaly Mansky
  • Target by Alexander Zeldovich
  • Twilight Portrait by Angelina Nikonova

Another strand will present documentaries by women and about women, including Alyona Polunina’s Woman On Top. There will also be an animation programme.

The festival runs Nov 4-13.