While the Russian Film Festival is being held in India for the second consecutive year, this is the first time that the event is offline. Last year, one of the largest Indian VOD platforms organized a three-week, online Russian film festival which attracted almost 700 thousand viewers.
The comedy film “Son of a Rich”, directed by Klim Shipenko, tells the story of a wealthy businessman’s attempt to reform his egotistic son, Grisha. It is beloved by the Russian audience (it became the highest-grossing Russian film) and will certainly resonate with the Indian audience. The original plot combined with the beautiful performance of the actors will not leave the audience feeling indifferent. “Son of a Rich” is already racing around the international market. In 2021, the rights to the film were sold to several countries, including India and China, so India is likely to have its own “Indian Peasant” soon.
Another comedy film in the line-up for the Russian Film Festival is “A Young Man” directed by Alexandr Fomin. It’s a story about an adventurous 30-year-old, Vanya, who is involved in a scam and pretends to be a high school student to win a contest worth millions of rubles.
In addition, viewers will see the family adventure drama, “A Dog Named Palma”, based on true events. At the center of the plot, there’s a friendship between a boy and a dog named Palma; also, there will be showings of the ballet drama “The Bolshoi”, a story about a young ballerina’s thorny path to success, and a full-length animated film “Fixies vs Crabots.”
General Director of ROSKINO Inna Shalyto, “Last year we organized the online Russian Film Festival in India for the first time and we’re happy to bring our project back. But this time, we’ll be showing Russian movies offline on the big screen. I would like to note that we are now presenting the Russian film industry on a large scale, not only to the general