Here’s an opportunity to watch some Russian films this month-end. The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation and the Indo-Russian Film Club organise a Russian Film Festival from October 27 to 30 at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 74, Kasturi Ranga Road.

The festival opens with the screening of the film “The State Counsellor” at 6.30 p.m. on October 27. A revolutionary organisation is planning to assassinate the Governor of Moscow as the first step to overthrowing the Tsarist state. Detective Erast Fandorin attempts to counter them, but his efforts are hindered by his dealings with Prince Pozharsky.

On October 28, at 5.30 p.m., watch a 40-minute film “Dialogues with Kolchak”. It will be followed at 6.15 p.m. by “The Barber of Siberia”. Douglas is an entrepreneur who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling an experimental timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, who falls in love with a young Russian officer, Andrey, and spends the next 10 years perfecting the harvester and pursuing her love, who has been exiled to Siberia.

“Denikin — A Romance for the General” will be screened on October 29, 5.30 p.m. It will be followed by “A Cruel Romance” at 6.15 p.m. This period melodrama features beautiful Larissa, daughter of an impoverished, widowed noblewoman, living in a small town. She is madly in love with Sergei Sergeyevich Paratov. He reciprocates her feelings as long as it suits his purpose. Paratov keeps his engagement to another girl a secret. At the climactic moment, he leaves town to inspect his estate.

On October 30, “An Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano” will be screened at 6.15 p.m. Platonov, a schoolteacher, comes with his wife to spend a summer weekend at a friend’s dacha. Among the other guests there, he meets his former lady-love Sophia, who is now married. Will their love be rekindled?

“In Motion” will be screened at 7.45 p.m. on the same day. The film focusses on a few days in a popular Moscow journalist’s life.

For details call 98401 51956.