The 7th experience with the Russian Film Festival "Sputnik over Poland"! The 7th Russian Film Festival "Sputnik over Poland" will be held from November 7th to 17th 2013 in Warsaw, and then – as every year – it travels to other Polish cities. This year we will place emphasis on the most important achievements in the field of science, eminent scientists and Nobel laureates presented on the silver screen.
Traditionally, the best film from the competition block will be awarded with the Sputnik Grand Prix statuette. Films competing are i.a.: psychological drama The Thirst by Dmitry Tiurin, showing the story of a boy, seriously wounded during the war. Rita's Last Fairy Tale by Renata Litvinova is a story about love, death and the pursuit of happiness on the edge of reality and fantasy. Short Stories by Mikhail Segal are set of four stories of modern life in Russia, raising social, ethical and cultural issues.
The 7th Sputnik over Poland will honour the memory of three prominent Russian directors – Alexei Balabanov, Aleksei German and Peter Todorowsky – presenting a retrospective of their films. Viewers will be able to recall such films as Morphine, Fireman, Blind Man's Bluff and the last work of the artist Me Too. The retrospective of Alexei German will include such films as The Seventh Sputnik, My Friend Ivan Lapshin and It's Hard to be a God. Polish audience will also watch Intergirl and Riorita by Peter Todorovsky.
7th Sputnik is to extend its programme for the first time this year, presenting the best films from the countries of the former Soviet Union as a part of the film block Kinoshock. In cooperation with the Film Festival "Jewish Motifs" we will present films on Jewish culture. Historical background will cover The Perestroika film block including little-known films of famous directors, produced during the transformation of the 1990s. We'll see here, among others, such names as Vyacheslav Sorokin, Viktor Kossakowsky, Nikita Mikhalkov and Ivan Dykhavichny.
The latest and most renowned Russian productions will be included into Kaleidoscope film block. “The Best of Sputnik” will present the best movies of the previous editions of our festival and especially for the youngest viewers we have prepared best Russian animation films – Little Sputnik film block.
Discussions with artists, concerts, exhibitions, numerous workshops and master classes will be an integral part of the exquisite film programme.