Russia in Review

Russia 09-14
Russia institutes ban on profanity

On July 1, Russia began enforcing a legal ban on the use of so-called “mat”—strong, obscene profanity in Russian and other Slavic languages—in cinema, literature, theatre, music and the media. More »

Russia 07-14
Russia to create its own Hollywood in Crimea

In the coming years, Russian film companies plan to shoot a lot of movies in Crimea and establish a large production base there, in fact creating in the peninsula the Russian equivalent of America’s Hollywood. More »

Russia 04-14
Russian films earn record box office

The Russian audience is showing a rising interest in domestically produced movies, according to the recently reported data. More »

Russia 02-14
Russian cinema revives Christmas comedies

Russian producer and director Timur Bekmambetov, best known for shooting several films in Hollywood including the Russian-American action crime thriller Wanted, is aiming to revive the genre of so-called Christmas comedies that were very popular among Russians during the time of the Soviet Union. More »

Russia 12-13
War drama ‘Stalingrad’ breaks box-office records

Already at the end of October, a mere three weeks after its official release, the Russian war drama Stalingrad by Fyodor Bondarchuk has claimed the title of the most successful Russian film ever with a total earning of US$40 million. More »

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Giant Screen Conference to feature laser projection demo

A special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference will feature the first large-scale projection demo using a 90,000-lumens Christie 6P laser projection system More »

ShowEast names Cinepolis' Acuna 'International Exhibitor of the Year'

Eduardo Acuña, CEO of Cinépolis in Brazil, will be honored with the 2014 ShowEast “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award More »

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