Russian fest to dress for N.Y. seasons

'Cuckoo,' 'War' among pix to unspool

MOSCOW — Yet another film festival is coming to Gotham, but this one is trekking all the way from Russia.

The country’s national fest, Kinotavr, will stage “Russian Seasons” in New York Oct. 11-18.

Program, presented at Brooklyn’s Millennium venue and on various Greenwich Village screens, is skedded to include Alexander Rogozhkin’s Moscow prize winner “The Cuckoo,” which has been acquired for Stateside distribution by Sony Pictures Classics.

Also playing will be Alexei Balabanov’s Chechnya-based drama “War.” Lead thesp Alexei Chadov was nommed for best actor at the Montreal Film Fest, which wrapped Monday.

Joint producers of the event will be Kinotavr veteran topper Mark Rudinshtein, who founded the June Black Sea festival 13 years ago, and Renat Davletyarov, director of Moscow’s own Intl. Film Fest.

Rudinshtein also announced Kinotavr has applied to Russia’s Culture Ministry for official recognition as the territory’s key national event next year.

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