By popular demand, we now have the line-up for the HealthProm / Portobello
Film Festival on 4th May from 2pm-10pm. Book your ticket now to guarantee a
glass of the finest Sovietskoye Shampanskoe -courtesy of Slavianskiy Bazaar-
in the UK and a seat in Notting Hill's best kept secret! Make sure you
reserve your place and a place for all your friends now at www.wayahead.com
or on 0115 9129000 This will be a day/ night to remember...
I can also exclusively reveal that we will have raffle prizes of a weekend
in St Petersburg- courtesy of The Russian House, a meal for 2 in Daquise
Polish Restaurant and a deliciously naughty hamper from the East Dulwich
Deli, just waiting to be poached by one of you...
Sisters (Russian Federation, 2001)
Dir.Sergei Bodrov Jr, 2001, 85mins,
Ken Loach meets Guy Ritchie in Russia! The HealthProm/ Portobello Film
Festival feature film is the exciting directing debut by Sergei Bodrov Jr.
(the lead in Russian box office smashes Brother and Brother 2). Two half
sisters (Dina, 8 and Sveta, 13) come together when Dina is threatened with
kidnapping and only Sveta, a regular at the local rifle club, is able to
The film- being screened for only the third time in the UK - offers a
narrative that appeals to any discerning filmgoer and insight into the
remarkable resilience of relationships. Drawing heavily on the formative
tunes of (the late) Viktor Tsoi, the soundtrack adds further texture to this
compelling portrayal of growing up in contemporary Russia.
Prisoner of the Mountains (Russian Federation, 1997)
This award-winning masterpiece is set in Chechnya and is loosely based on
Tolstoy's 'Prisoner of the Caucasus'. With outstanding performances from
Sergei Bodrov Jr. and Oleg Menshikov (of 'Barber of Siberia' and 'East-West'
fame), the film is both compassionate and honest in its portrayal of the
local villagers and the prisoner soldiers whose fate is intertwined with
Temptations (Hungary, 2001)
Praised at the Berlin Film Festival and winner of three awards in native
Hungary, director Zoltan Kamondi, used non-professional actors in his
low-budget, exploration of the daily interaction of Roma and non-Roma
peoples. Marci, a talented university student interested in making a fast
buck, "buys" Juli, a 12-year-old gypsy girl, from her parents for three
crates of onions. Marci's failure to understand that under Romany law Juli
is now his wife, calls for drastic measures.
HealthProm will give away a ticket for our next event the Summer Thames
Cruise, free to non-volunteer events group person who sells the most tickets
to the film event...
HealthProm's Volunteers look forward to welcoming you all on the 4th...
DON'T MISS HealthProm'S FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 4TH MAY 2-10PM
TICKETS AND INFORMATION WWW.WAYAHEAD.COM
Please make your donation now to help vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe
and Central Asia at www.healthprom.org now also available in Russian