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RUSSIA FROM ABOVE
IN CINEMAS SOON

Russia from Above is due for German theatre release in January 2020. The movie version comes in breathtaking 4K-resolution images, 50p high frame rate, beautiful cinemascope widescreen and 5.1 surround sound. The 120 minutes film is narrated by Benjamin Völz, acclaimed for his superb dubbing works with stars such as Keanu Reeves, Matthew McConnaughey or James Spader. Distributor is FILMWELT. The tv series of the same title attracted record breaking audiences of 30 million on Germany’s biggest network ZDF, and on French-German joint channel ARTE.

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DVD/Bluray of 5 x 45 minutes tv series can be purchased here

THE DISTINCTIVE VOICE OF JOHN MALKOVICH NARRATES THE ENGLISH VERSION OF RUSSIA FROM ABOVE. JOHN GUIDES THE AUDIENCE THROUGH THE AERIAL ADVENTURES IN THE LARGEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. SPANNING ELEVEN TIME ZONES, FROM KALININGRAD IN THE WEST, TO THE VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA IN THE EAST. MALKOVICH’S RUSSIA COMES TO CINEMAS IN THE US, CANADA, THE UK AND AUSTRALIA IN 2020.

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A DIRECTOR’S CUT OF MIGRATING BIRDS - SCOUTS OF DISTANT WORLDS WILL BE RELEASED FOR CINEMAS TOWARDS THE END OF 2020. THE TV VERSION WAS SHOWERED WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS, INCLUDING THE ULTRA-PRESTIGIOUS HEINZ SIELMANN PREIS, WHICH HONOURS THE LEGACY OF GERMANY’S PIONEER OF WILDLIFE FILM. MIGRATING BIRDS ALSO WAS AWARDED BEST SCIENCE FILM AT THE GREEN SCREEN FESTIVAL, AND ALSO WON THE GERMAN NATURFILM PREIS 2017. IT WAS ALSO AWARDED BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM AT THE JAPAN WILDLIFE FESTIVAL IN TOKYO, AS WELL AS A GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR BEST NATURE DOC AT THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL©, A SILVER HUGO AT THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND TV FESTIVAL, AND THE ENVIRONMENT PRIZE AT THE SCI-DOC AWARDS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN LISBON.

THE BOOK ON THE FILM, THE BLURAY, THE SOUNDTRACK

For true fans of Russia from Above there is now out the abundantly illustrated official book on the film, issued by Germany’s second oldest publishing house Hoffmann und Campe (hardcover, 240 pages, 275 images, 32 Euro). Bluray and DVD are available for the 5 x 45 minutes tv series with both English and German narration to select. The wonderful original score by Boris Salchow, played by the symphonic Budapest Art Orchestra, is available for download from 600 platforms worldwide, also under the English title Russia from Above and the French La Russie vue du ciel.

Original Soundtrack on download platforms wordwide - for example here

Original Soundtrack also on spotify

Pictorial book on the film check here

DVD und Bluray (with English and German narration) at retailers or online for example here

IN JANUARY 2020 ON ARTE:
THE LANGUAGE OF THE TREES

Our Magic Forests - The Language of the Trees - returns to the screen in a brand new special on ARTE. The 90 minutes film will first air in January 2020. The original 3 part tv series for Terra X and ZDF won numerous awards, including the German Naturfilm Preis 2018, and the most award for science media, the Georg von Holtzbrinck Preis in Berlin. Petra received both prizes posthum. Petra suddenly passed away during the time the series was first broadcast, on 6th June 2017. We are mourning.

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RUSSIA FROM ABOVE
LIVE IN CONCERT

Russia from Above premieres in film concert events, starting on 22nd or 23rd January 2020 in Berlin. Boris Salchows original music score will be performed live by big symphonic orchestras, while the 4 K images will be shown on giant screens. A tour of Germany is in preparation as well as a concert tour of Russia and additional performances in London. Information on dates, venues and tickets soon.

Original Soundtrack on download platforms wordwide - for example here

The Original Soundtrack also on Spotify

Music video: THEO
sings Heart of Soul

Soul-Singer THEO recorded a new album in Los Angeles, with all new self-written songs, featuring a bunch of fantastic session musicians. The band members played in studios and on stage with the likes of James Brown or Aretha Franklin. We produced the videos of the album title-song Heart of Soul and also for Songs of Marvin Gaye. Plus the making-of from THEO’s recording sessions in L.A.

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PREMIERE AT MOSCOWS
DOKER-FILM-FESTIVAL

A 93 minutes special version of Russia from Above premiered as the opening film of Moscow’s International Documentary Film Festival Doker 2019. The shorter edit version was narrated by Russian cult star actor Victor Sukhorukov. The sold-out premiere on 3rd April 2019 in Russia’s largest movie theatre Oktyabr was attended by an audience of 1,600. Festival director Irina Shatalova welcomed ZDF director of culture programmes, Peter Arens, along with the keynote speaker, the Ambassador of Germany to Russia, Herr Rüdiger von Fritsch, and the vice chairman of the Russian parliament Duma, Mrs Olga Epifanova.