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Russian Filmfestival in Los Angeles


In December 9 – 11, 2016 in the University of California, Los Angeles the Russian community came together to join the FFM Festival and experience an alternative brand of Russian culture in film, music, cuisine, fashion, and comics. The festival was curated by David MacFadyen, UCLA Professor of Comparative Literature and Musicology, in collaboration with Los Angeles transplant Ilya Lagutenko, leader of the popular Russian rock band Mumiy Troll.

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In film, Far From Moscow presented six of the most important feature-length films released in Russia in 2016: “Queen of Spades,” “Good Boy,” “Collector,” “The Student,” “Vladivstok Vacation,” and “Icebreaker.” The film screenings are sponsored by as part of the Russian Film Week series.

The festival also celebrated experimental film and animation on Sunday, Dec. 11, with a presentation of newly restored Soviet animated shorts from the 1920s and 30s, set to new, electronica soundtracks composed by some of Russia’s most relevant artists.


A free outdoor concert took place Saturday, Dec. 10 on UCLA’s Dickson Plaza. The lineup included one of Russia’s most respected rock ensembles, Mumiy Troll, along with popular artists from today’s electronica scene: DZA, Anton Maskeliade, and Mujuice. Ukraine's Pianoboy and Latvia's Shipsea offered an insight into the equally vivid scenes of neighboring nations.

Three artists in contemporary classical music from Russia and the Ukraine performed together for the first time in America, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, including pianist Vadym Kholodenko (Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn competition), violinist Andrey Baranov (winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition) and cellist Boris Andrianov. 


The FFM Festival presented an opportunity for a seated dinner in West Hollywood with Chef Vladimir Mukhin, of Moscow’s noted White Rabbit restaurant, ranked among the top 20 chefs in the world, celebrating the very best of contemporary Russian cuisine. Mukhin was joined by Anatoly Kazakov, Russia’s Best Young Chef in 2012. The festival also welcomed Dmitry Blinov (the nation’s greatest culinary artist according to GQ Magazine), and Georgy Troyan.


Moscow’s Kommissiya festival, founded in 2002, celebrates Russia’s best graphic artists every spring with a wide range of elite prizes. Many of these pieces were shown for the first time to fans in the United States, on display throughout all festival venues at UCLA. 

Some Impressions

Serge Petroff, Petroff Group with Alla Mikheeva, actor and moderator

      Serge Petroff with Aleksey Krasovskiy, director inter alia Colecctor / Коллектор (2016)

Serge Petroff, Petroff Group with the famous photographer in Los Angeles Evgenij, Eysmur Photography