Russian film fest underway

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:59, Apr 21,2017

Russian film festival

A still from Destiny Of A Man

Featuring screening of eight films on the Second World War a four-week Russian film festival commenced at Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Dhanmondi on Friday.

The centre has organised the festival in association with the Russian Embassy in Bangladesh marking the 72nd anniversary of Russian victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

Each week two films will be screened at the festival on Fridays at 11am and Saturdays at 4pm, till May 13.

The festival commenced with the screening Sergei Bondarchuk’s Destiny Of A Man on Friday. The film depicts the story of a Russian soldier who loses everything in the war.

Gavriil Yegiazarov’s The Hot Snow will be screened today at the event. The film tells the story of heroic actions of seven Russian soldiers in the war.

On May 28 and May 29 two films -- Vladimir Rogovoy’s Officers and Sergei Bondarchuk’s They Fought for Their Motherland -- will be screened at the event.

Rezo Chkheidze ‘s Father A Soldier and Stanislav Rostotsky’s The Dawns Here Are Quiet will be screened on May 5 and 6, respectively.

The Cranes Are Flying by Mikhail Kalatosov will be screened on May 12.

The festival will conclude with the screening of Sergei Eisenstein directed war film Alexander Nevsky on May 13.

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