First-ever Russian film festival on Disney + Hotstar ends

The first-of-its-kind Russian Film Festival, which offered a bouquet of the best of contemporary Russian films from October 16 on Disney + Hotstar, concluded after a successful run which festival ambassador Imtiaz Ali hopes opens. the door to future collaborations between the two cultures.

As part of the gala, 10 notable Russian films of various genres were available on the streamer for Indian audiences until November 27.

The festival presented two musical love films – “Ice” by Oleg Trofim and his sequel “Ice 2” by Zhora Kryzhovnikov. Both films are in the Top 12 highest grossing Russian films of all time.

Other films that were part of the festival’s programming include the sports drama “On the Edge”, the historical drama “The story of a rendezvous”, the drama “Dis-lui”, the biographical story “Doctor Liza”, the comedy “A man from Podolsk”, “Another woman!”, The Parents “and” Jetlag “.

“The Russian Film Festival presented some very interesting and entertaining films that were enjoyed by viewers in India, reiterating that good human stories connect with all audiences. This festival opens the doors to many Russian film festivals in India, ” Ali said in a statement.

The director, in an interview with the PTI recently, expressed the wish to shoot one of his films in Russia because this country has always fascinated him.

In fact, in the houses where I grew up there were always Russian folk tales and publications, because some people around me were Communists and had some connection with the former USSR. I was fascinated by the culture. In fact, Russia was the first country I traveled to. when I had the chance to go abroad, ” he said.

Sarfraz Alam, director of the festival, said the film gala established that India and Russia share a deep love for good cinema.

“As Disney + Hotstar the filmmakers who showed their work and Roskino (Russian government agency) found this experience rewarding, we hope to collaborate on other cinema related events,” he said.

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Gerald R. Schneider