Russian Films at the 2010 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

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A message from our friends at The 27th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

Russian Films
This year we are proud to welcome SEVEN exciting, innovative films from Russian filmmakers, including the feature-length Disney film, The Book of Masters, which is a Russian and Belarusian co-production! Of the seven Russian films showing at the Festival this year, five films are making their North American premiere, one film is making its US premiere, and one film Belarusian Flag
is making its Chicago premiere.

The Book of Masters (Belarus/Russia) 102 min.

Friday, October 29, 10:45 am

Regal Cinemas – City North Stadium 14

2600 N. Western Ave.

North American Premiere

Book of Masters
“The Book of Masters”
Friday, October 29, 10:45 am
Regal Cinemas – City North Stadium 14

We are especially proud to welcome the massively popular Russian children’s film, The Book of Masters. Based on traditional Russian fairy tales, The Book of Masters is the first film to be produced by Disney Russia. A dark prophecy looms over Ivan, a young stone-cutting apprentice who dreams of becoming the Master Cutter. But if the Master Cutter brings a stone to life, the wicked Stone Countess will conquer the world with her evil magic! As Ivan works to achieve his goal, he must also renounce his own selfish desires, face the Countess’s stone warriors, save his sweetheart Katya, and ultimately protect the world! Along the way, Ivan encounters classic folktale characters in this stunning adventure.

More Russian films at this year’s festival include the following short films:

“Dva Prinzessi” (“Two Princesses”)
Family and Folktales
Tuesday, October 26, 9:45 am
University of Chicago – Max Palevsky, Ida Noyes Hall

North American Premieres


Samiy Strashniy Zver (The Most Scary Animal)

Jizn Malenich Zverei (Small Being’s Life)

Dva Prinzessi (Two Princesses)

US Premiere

Kak zaichik Ni Vkogo veprevratilsya

(How the Bunny Didn’t Turn to Be Someone Else)

Chicago Premiere

Violonchel (Cello)

Feel free to also browse a list of CEERES region films.

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