Euphoria at the first Russian Film Festival in London

The first Russian Film Festival in London will open on 27th September for a week of screenings, including Euphoria, the prize-winning film by theatre director Ivan Virypayev, his first venture into celluloid and well worth the effort. Euphoria is a poetical piece on the doomed love affair of a young couple set against the long Don River in Russia.

Euphoria is one of eight features from the last two years, alongside documentaries and animations, that will showcase the wealth of talent coming out of Russia as it re-emerges into a giant of world cinema again. The festival takes place between 27 September and 3 October at the new five screen West End Apollo, the first purpose built cinema in the heart of London for over ten years.

Russian film has become big international business and their film market is now in the top 10 in the world in terms of box office. There are also over 100 feature films produced in Russia every year, the largest number of productions for any country in Europe except France. Films like Euphoria and Island (also showing in this program), are exemplary of the high standard as represented in this festival.

For the review of Euphoria click here

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