Danni Reisfeld's film about a young man's attempts to rise above his crime-ridden ghetto life is rough, formulaic but effective.
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.
Russia's leading TV producer, Alexander Akopov, is leaning on U.S. TV shows and know-how to up the ante in the country's burgeoning television market.
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For the Russian biz to develop further it needs to cultivate more producers of the stature of Alexander Rodnyansky, who has established a stable of interlinking companies that allow him to exploit…
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LONDON — Roskino, which promotes Russian cinema in international markets, is launching the second edition of Doors, its film export initiative, at the Venice Film Festival. The Doors program…
“Prison Break” star and “Stoker” scribe Wentworth Miller came out as gay in a letter sent Wednesday to the St. Petersburg International Film Fest, declining to participate because of Russia’s…
Russia's box office grew by 4.7% in the first half of this year to $696 million, compared with the same period last year, Unifrance's Joel Chapron told an industry panel at the Locarno Film Festival…
Russian lawmakers have passed an anti-piracy bill that will allow courts to block access to websites that offer pirated movies and TV series. The measure was passed by the State Duma, the lower…
French thesp Gerard Depardieu will topline in Russian comedy “Sports Without Borders,” which is set during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Depardieu, who became a Russian citizen earlier this year…
MOSCOW – Dubbed Russia's first Hollywood-style blockbuster, local disaster movie "Metro" topped the country's weekend charts with $4.5 million after a 1,000 print release Feb. 21. "Metro" bested…