Russian Spotlight at the Stockholm International Film Festival

With a continued ambition of bringing quality film to the Swedish audience, the Stockholm International Film Festival is proud to present this year´s Spotlight: Russia.
A section dedicated to the best of Russian cinema in 2008.

Russia is rapidly developing into one of the leading nations in both big budget and smaller art-house films. With growing investments in local film production, a new generation of talented filmmakers has received increased international attention.

“The span and contrasts within Russian film has grown, and we are very excited to showcase these new film talents in our special Spotlight section,” says Festival Director Git Scheynius.

Featured in the Spotlight section are:
”Native Dancer” directed by Guka Omarova
”Everybody Dies But Me” directed by Valeriya Gai Germanika
“Gloss: Director´s Cut” directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
”Nirvana” directed by Igor Voloshin
”Paper Soldier” directed by Aleksey German Jr
“Shultes” directed by Bakur Bakuradze
“East/West - Sex & Politics” directed by Jochen Hick
”The Railway” directed by Alexey Fedorchenko

In addition Anna Melikyan´s “Mermaid” is competing for a Bronze Horse in the Sthlm XIX Competition.

The full program will be presented in its entirety at the official press conference on October 22. For further information and to obtain press accreditation please go to

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The Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festival in Northern Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 170 films from more then 40 countries. The festival organizes exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema - an outdoor mini-festival. In April the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age.