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NEW! The Physician (2013, Germany) Philipp Stolzls adventure drama film starring Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgard and Olivier Martinez. Avrora, Mirage Cinema, Velikan Park. Starts Feb. 6.
12 Years a Slave (2013, U.S.-U.K.) Steve McQueen's epic historical drama film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender. Angleterre (in English with Russian subtitles).

47 Ronin (2013, U.S.) Carl Rinsch's fantasy action film starring Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi and Tadanobu Asano. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Pik.

All Is Lost (2013, U.S.) J.C. Chandor's action drama film starring Robert Redford. Angleterre (in English with Russian subtitles), Avrora, Formula Kino Galereya, Jam Hall, Rodina, Velikan Park.

NEW! August: Osage County (2013, U.S.) John Wells' black comedy-drama film starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis. Angleterre, Avrora, Dom Kino.

Augustine (2012, France) Alice Winocour's drama film starring Vincent Lindon, Stephan Wojtowicz and Chiara Mastroianni. Avrora.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adele) (2013, France-Belgium-Spain) Abdellatif Kechiche's romantic drama film starring Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos and Salim Kechiouche. Dom Kino.

The Book Thief (2013, U.S.-Germany) Brian Percival's war drama film starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Avrora, Jam Hall, Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Pik, Rodina, Velikan Park.

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012, Belgium-Netherlands) Felix Van Groeningen's drama film starring Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh and Nell Cattrysse. Angleterre (in Flemish and English with Russian subtitles), Dom Kino.

NEW! Champions (Chempiony) (2014, Russia) A sports drama directed by Dmitry Dyuzhev, Artyom Aksenenko, Alexei Vakulov and Emil Nikogosyan. Alexei Chadov, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Mark Bogatyryov star. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Pik, Velikan Park.

The Devil's Violinist (2013, Germany-Italy) Bernard Rose's music biopic about Paganini, starring David Garrett, Jared Harris and Joely Richardson. Rodina.

Dog's Paradise (Sobachy Rai) (2012, Russia) Anna Chernakova's family drama film starring Anya Korneva, Sasha Kudryavtsev and Marina Ignatova. Rodina.

Eternal Return (Vechnoye Vozvrashcheniye) (2012, Ukraine) Kira Muratova's comedy-drama film starring Renata Litvinova, Oleg Tabakov and Alla Demidova. Rodina.


NEW! Viy (2013, Russia-Ukraine-Czech Republic-Germany-U.K.) Oleg Stepchenkos mystery thriller based on a tale by Gogol starring Alexei Chadov, Anna Churina and Agnia Ditkovskite. Avrora, Jam Hall, Rodina.

Filth (2013, U.K.) Jon S. Baird's crime comedy-drama film starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots. Angleterre (in English with Russian subtitles), Rodina.

The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (Geograf Globus Propil) (2013, Russia) Alexander Veledinsky's drama film starring Konstantin Khabensky, Yelena Lyadova and Alexander Robak. Rodina.

Grand Central (2013, France-Austria) Rebecca Zlotowski's drama film starring Tahar Rahim, Lea Seydoux and Olivier Gourmet. Dom Kino.

Grudge Match (2013, U.S.) Peter Segal's sports comedy film starring Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger, Formula Kino Galereya, Jam Hall, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Neva, Pik, Velikan Park.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, U.S.-New Zealand) Peter Jackson's epic fantasy adventure film starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Pik.

I, Frankenstein (2014, U.S.-Australia) Stuart Beattie's fantasy action film starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Neva, Pik, Velikan Park.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, U.S.-France) Ethan Coen and Joel Coen's music drama film starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman. Angleterre (in English with Russian subtitles), Avrora, Dom Kino, Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Pik.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014, U.S.-Russia) Kenneth Branagh's action thriller film starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Neva, Pik, Velikan Park.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013, U.S.) Jeff Tremaine's comedy film starring Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll and Greg Harris. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Pik, Velikan Park.


NEW! The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, U.S.) Martin Scorseses biographical comedy-drama film starring Leonard DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie and Matthew McConaughey. Avrora, Jam Hall, Mirage Cinema, Velikan Park. Starts Feb. 6.

Mobile Home (2012, Belgium-Luxembourg-France) Francois Pirot's comedy-drama film starring Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Gouix and Jean-Paul Bonnaire. Avrora. Starts Feb. 5.

Much Ado About Nothing (2012, U.S.) Joss Whedon's romantic comedy film starring Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker and Fran Kranz. Rodina.

NEW! My African Adventure (Min sosters born i Afrika) (2013, Denmark) Martin Miehe-Renard's adventure comedy film starring Peter Mygind, Mathilde Hogh Kolben and Sebastian Kronby. Rodina.

Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013, U.S.) Wayne Kramer's crime comedy starring Paul Walker, Norman Reedus and Elijah Wood. Rodina.

NEW! The Physician (2013, Germany) Philipp Stlzl's adventure drama film starring Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgard and Olivier Martinez. Avrora, Mirage Cinema, Velikan Park. Starts Feb. 6.

Pirate TV (Tele gaucho) (2012, France-Belgium) Michel Leclerc's comedy film starring Felix Moati, Eric Elmosnino and Sara Forestier. Dom Kino.

The Role (Rol) (2013, Belarus-Russia-Finland-Germany) Konstantin Lopushansky's historical drama film starring Maria Jrvenhelmi, Leonid Mozgovoy and Anastasia Shevyoleva. Rodina.

Romance with Cocaine (Roman s Kokainom) (2014, Russia) Gennady Sidorov's drama film starring Igor Trif, Ksenia Sobchak and Kirill Pletnyov. Rodina.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013, U.S.-U.K.-Australia) John Lee Hancock's biographical comedy-drama film starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Annie Rose Buckley. Avrora, Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Pik, Velikan Park.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013, U.S.) Ben Stiller's adventure comedy-drama film starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott. Formula Kino Galereya, Khudozhestvenny, Mirage Cinema, Pik, Rodina.

NEW! That Awkward Moment (2014, U.S.) Tom Gormican's comedy film starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. Mirage Cinema, Velikan Park. Starts Feb. 6.

NEW! Viy (2013, Russia-Ukraine-Czech Republic-Germany-U.K.) Oleg Stepchenko's mystery thriller starring Alexei Chadov, Anna Churina and Agnia Ditkovskite. Avrora, Jam Hall, Rodina.

NEW! The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, U.S.) Martin Scorsese's biographical comedy-drama film starring Leonard DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie and Matthew McConaughey. Avrora, Jam Hall, Mirage Cinema, Velikan Park. Starts Feb. 6.



 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Thursday, Aug. 28


Learn more about the citys upcoming municipal elections during the presentation of the project Road Map for the Municipal Elections being presented this evening in the conference hall on the third floor of Biblioteka at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. Steve Kaddins, a coordinator for Beautiful St. Petersburg, which gives residents an online forum to lodge complaints about infrastructure problems in the city, will be on hand to answer any questions. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is open to all.



Friday, Aug. 29


Park Pobedy will feature the sights and sounds of the world outside of Russia during the Open Art International Festival today. Taste foreign cuisine, learn how to make tea like the Chinese or relax in a hammock during the free event. Although entrance is free, you must register beforehand if you wish to attend.



Saturday, Aug. 30


Break out the tweed and channel your inner Englishman during the English Hunt Picnic this afternoon organized by the Bagmut stables from Krasny Bor in the Leningrad Oblast. Equestrian stunts, English archery and classic hunting fashion will all be available to visitors hoping to live like the characters in Downton Abbey if only for a day. Tickets for the event cost 7,900 rubles ($219.40).


Bookworms will have their chance to swap out well-read classics for something new for their bookshelves at Knigovorot, a free book exchange that will be held in the Yusupov Garden on Sadovaya Ulitsa today. Come for the chance to get a new book or take the opportunity to discuss the literary merits of your favorite authors with fellow fans.



Sunday, Aug. 31


The Neva Delta International Blues Festival wraps up this afternoon on Vasilevsky Island with a concert featuring not only some of Russias best blues bands but international stars as well. Admission is free for all three days of the festival, which begins on Aug. 29, and the shows starting at 5 p.m. each day.



Monday, Sept. 1


Today marks the beginning of Lermontov-Fest, a fall festival celebrating the life of one of Russias most remarkable poets who, in a fate eerily similar to Pushkins, was killed in a duel at the age of 26. Organized by the Lermontov Library System, the next several months will see art exhibitions, concerts and public lectures focusing on the Lermontovs short yet prolific career. Check the Lermontov Library Systems website for more details.



Tuesday, Sept. 2


Join expats and practice your Russian during the Russian Clubs weekly meetings every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. The club is free to participate in although you need to be a registered member of Couchsurfing.



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