Cinema Club

28 05, 2024

Cinema Club + Family: The Humpbacked Horse

2024-05-28T12:57:36+02:00May 28th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian House News|

In April of this year, our movie club screened a Russian adventure fantasy based on the world-famous fairy tale by Pyotr Yershov, "The Humpbacked Horse." Screenwriter Alexey Borodachev, in collaboration with director Oleg Pogodin, aimed to convey the magical world of Pyotr Yershov, skillfully weaving contemporary Russian modernism into the plot. It must be said that they succeeded, as the film became one of the top-grossing movies. Of course, the success would not have been possible without the performances of actors such as Anton Shagin and Paulina Andreeva. The old man had three sons: The eldest was a smart lad, [...]

22 05, 2024

The Russian House in Brussels showcased “Courier” by Karen Shakhnazarov

2024-05-22T16:53:48+02:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On May 21, the Russian House in Belgium held the second screening as part of the retrospective of films by director Karen Shakhnazarov, dedicated to the centenary of the Mosfilm film studio. Belgian viewers were able to watch the film "Courier." The story of a young man searching for his path in life during the early days of perestroika in Russia resonated with the audience and sparked a lively discussion after the film ended. Compatriots who also attended the screening that evening shared their memories of the challenging and tragic period in Russian history. We remind Russian cinema enthusiasts that [...]

14 05, 2024

For the centenary of Mosfilm and Victory Day, “White Tiger” was shown in Brussels

2024-05-29T17:20:52+02:00May 14th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: |

On May 13, as part of film screenings commemorating the 100th anniversary of Russia's largest film studio, Mosfilm, and Victory Day, the film "White Tiger" directed by Mosfilm's director, Karen Shakhnazarov, was screened at the Russian House cinema club in Belgium. In his video address to Belgian viewers, Karen Georgievich emphasized the relevance of the film in modern realities and congratulated all viewers on Victory Day. The Russian House in Brussels will continue to screen films by the director this year and hopes that in September Karen Georgievich will be able to come to Brussels and present his film "Anna [...]

15 04, 2024

At the Russian House cinema club in Brussels took place the screenings dedicated to Cosmonautics Day.

2024-04-15T10:09:20+02:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

In honor of Cosmonautics Day, the documentary film "How I Became a Cosmonaut" by RT was shown at the Russian House cinema club in Brussels. This is the story of an ordinary office manager who decided to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a cosmonaut. On April 11, guests of the Russian House watched his adventures on Earth and in orbit, noting the high level of filming and the gripping storyline of the film. On April 12, Cosmonautics Day, the audience was in for a surprise. The Russian House cinema club in Brussels hosted the premiere screening of director Klim [...]

1 04, 2024

For the 215th anniversary of Gogol, “Viy” was shown at the Russian House in Brussels

2024-04-01T12:00:26+02:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On March 29, the Russian House Cinema Club in Brussels hosted a screening dedicated to the 215th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. The Belgian audience watched the "only Soviet horror film" - "Viy", based on the writer's story of the same name. The film, made in 1967 by Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov with the participation of the famous director and storyteller Alexander Ptushko, was appreciated by the audience. They were particularly impressed by the skill of the makeup artists and decorators who created mythical characters without the use of any special effects [...]

11 03, 2024

The Cinema Club showed “Anna Karenina” on International Women’s Day

2024-03-11T11:41:09+01:00March 11th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On March 7, 2024, on the occasion of International Women's Day, the Russian House film club in Brussels hosted a screening of director Alexander Zarkhi's film "Anna Karenina." The classic adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's world-renowned novel attracted fans of Russian cinema, both Belgians and compatriots of the great writer. The tragedy of the main character left no one indifferent among those present. Fiery debates after the screening during the traditional cocktail party once again confirmed the relevance of the themes and characters of the great Russian literature works.

28 02, 2024

“28 Panfilov’s Men” was shown in Brussels

2024-03-06T12:05:45+01:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, History & Memory, Russian House News|

The CineClub of the Russian House showed  Andrey Shalopa's film “28 Panfilov’s Men”, which tells the story of the immortal feat of the soldiers of Ivan Panfilov's division. In the autumn of 1941, German units standing near Volokolamsk were separated from Moscow, some two hours along the highway. However, on this highway was the 316-I Infantry Division, under the command of General I.V. Panfilov. This commander had such high prestige among the personnel that the fighters of the division called themselves Panfilov members. A division - Panfilov. 316-I proved to be so battle-worthy and successful military unit that 17 November [...]

13 02, 2024

Short film is making a comeback: the screening of the “Short Films: Part II” program took place at the cinema club

2024-02-13T09:49:36+01:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On February 8, 2024, at the Russian House film club in Brussels, the second part of the program dedicated to short films was screened. It included films from the Regional Cinema Support Fund. The Regional Cinema Support Fund of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia was established by the All-Russian Public Organization "Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation" on February 18, 2022. The main goals of the Fund are to support and develop regional cinema, increase its competitiveness, and popularize regional cinema in Russia and abroad. The stories of the three main characters, living in the provinces and managing [...]

1 02, 2024

On the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad from the blockade, the Russian House in Brussels showcased “The Siege Diary”

2024-02-01T16:08:26+01:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On January 27th, the Russian House in Brussels hosted a screening of the film "The Siege Diary" by Andrei Zaytsev. The film is the winner of the Moscow International Film Festival (2020) and a laureate of the Russian National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences' "Golden Eagle" award (2021). The screening was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade. In February 1942, amidst severe frost, dreadful hunger, non-functional utilities, halted transportation, and Leningrad buried in snow, paralyzed, a young woman named Olga traverses the entire city to reach her father. Having just [...]

29 01, 2024

The documentary film “World 2052: Seeing the Future” by RT was presented In Brussels

2024-01-29T11:20:41+01:00January 29th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On January 26, at the Russian House in Brussels, a screening of the documentary took place, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Higher School of Economics. The event was part of the joint project "Documentary Film Days in Russian Houses," organized by Rossotrudnichestvo and RT Documentary. The film focuses on scientific developments that are expected to change the world in the coming decades. The experts in the film are 15 leading scientists and researchers from the Higher School of Economics. They discuss how the application of artificial intelligence and the integration of digital technologies will impact the economy, medicine, humanities, [...]

26 01, 2024

The Russian House in Brussels screened films from the International Short Film Festival 2023

2024-01-26T15:47:00+01:00January 26th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On January 19th, a screening of short films took place at the Russian House cinema club in Brussels as part of the International Short Film Festival 2023, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. In 2014, Russia hosted the first "All-Russian Action Day of Short Films" initiated by the Youth Center of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. In 2022, the project gained international status as a film festival and received support from the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives under the name "Days of Short Films." Guests at the Russian House had the opportunity to watch four films from the [...]

21 12, 2023

The Cinema Club of the Russian House in Brussels concluded its annual program with “First Love”

2023-12-21T18:05:28+01:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

On December 19, the final screening of the season took place at the film club of the Russian House in Brussels. Despite the rainy weather, it did not deter fans of Soviet and Russian cinema from gathering to watch the film "First Love," based on the eponymous story by Ivan Turgenev. The film was presented to the audience by our wonderful lecturer and cinema expert, Tania Kireeff. Those present in the hall also had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with books released by the French publishing house "Natania." Its director, Natalya Vladimirovna Zhigunova-Komarova, introduced the guests of the Russian House [...]

6 12, 2023

For the 80th anniversary of Operation Bagration, the film “Direction of the Main Blow” was screened at the film club of the Russian House in Brussels

2023-12-06T12:13:31+01:00December 6th, 2023|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Operation Bagration, film club of the Russian House in Brussels hosted a screening of the film "Direction of the Main Blow" which is the third part of the film epic "Liberation", directed by Yuri Ozerov in 1970-1971. During Operation Bagration, the Soviet army inflicted the largest defeat on the German army in the entire military history of Germany, crushing the Army Group Centre. The film epic "Liberation" is an artistic narrative about the liberation of the territory of the Soviet Union and the subsequent defeat of fascist Germany. It is dedicated to five [...]

21 11, 2023

The premiere of the film “Across the river”, produced by the “Belarusfilm” studio, took place in Brussels.

2023-11-21T16:42:17+01:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

The film, directed by Andrey Khrulyov, was successfully premiered at the cinema club of the Russian House in Brussels. The film, shot in 2023 at the "Belarusfilm" studio, is set in 1925 in Western Belarus, which, after the signing of the Treaty of Brest, fell under the influence of Poland. The attempts of local residents to defend their own faith and church are brutally suppressed by Polish authorities. The film was presented to the audience by the Acting Head of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the EU and NATO, Ekaterina Vladimirovna Shatokhina. She emphasized the relevance of [...]

14 11, 2023

The documentary film «St Basil’s Cathedral» by RT was screened in Brussels

2023-11-14T15:03:55+01:00November 14th, 2023|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News|

The RT Documentary film "Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed" was screened in Brussels as part of the project "Days of Documentary Cinema in Russian Houses." The Russian House in Brussels hosted the screening of the documentary, directed by Dmitry Khrustalev and Ekaterina Kitaytseva. The most interesting and lesser-known facts about the country's most famous cathedral sparked undeniable interest among Belgian viewers. After the screening, a discussion took place on the historical processes of the formation of Orthodoxy in Russia, famous Russian architects, and the fate of the Romanov and Rurik dynasties.

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