The outlook for Russian cinema is looking up, with three films in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema section as well as two big domestic box office hits so far this year.
SHANGHAI — The Shanghai Intl. Film Festival has added two films to its Golden Goblet competish: “The Stolen Years” by Hong Kong helmer Chun-Chun Wong, and “Legend No. 17″ by Russian director Nikolay…
Nikolai Lebedev, whose “Legend No. 17″ is a Russian hit, has gotten on board “Flight Crew,” a contempo makeover of 1979's “Air Crew,” considered Russia's first local disaster movie. Lebedev's project…
Central Partnership, one of Russia's leading independent production, sales and distribution companies, increased its revenue by 46% to $156 million in 2007.
Russia's answer to "Lord of the Rings," sword-and-sorcery yarn "Wolfhound" is reputed to be the most expensive post-Soviet movie ever made, and has wrested a hefty bag of gold (more than $20 million)…
Russia has its first integrated production-distrib-exhib company, after media investor Prof-Media confirmed Nov. 1 that it had acquired a controlling stake in leading producer and distribber Central…
Even as more sunlight is cast on the workings of the Academy and its internal nominating processes, one corner of the complex world of Oscar remains unremittingly murky: How countries go about…
Although almost everything that happens on screen is done with considerable style and a morbid sense of humor, lack of overall point ultimately sinks the picture.
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Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar