September 29, 2023


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The Oleg Vidov Story New Feature Documentary Directed by Nadia Tass, Narrated by Brian Cox Premieres 8/10 2021 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story

“He was the Soviet Robert Redford.” – NY Instances

Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story, a new documentary element about the famed Russian cinema heartthrob Oleg Vidov, from Australian director Nadia Tass, will have its US premiere at this month’s Flickers’ Rhode Island Worldwide Movie Festival in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at the Rooftop at the Providence G at 8:30 PM.

Oleg is narrated by Brian Cox (Succession) and capabilities Costa Ronin (The People, Homeland) as the voice of Oleg Vidov.

Although celebrated as a single of the Soviet Union’s most significant film stars, no sum of fame could save Vidov from a program that tried to regulate his daily life. Born in Moscow throughout Earth War II, the film traces Oleg’s impressive increase to stardom in the USSR and his 3 many years in Hollywood as an actor and producer following his defection from the Soviet Union.

The film also documents the concealed aspect of the prolific Soviet movie field and gives a exceptional first-hand appear at the privilege and corruption of the Communist routine. A bitter divorce following the breakdown of his marriage into the internal circle of the loved ones of Normal Secretary Leonid Brezhnev led to Oleg staying blacklisted and banned from travelling aboard. Consequently started his desperate battle for freedom– a journey that would culminate in his try to sneak across the border eventually successful political asylum at the US Embassy in Rome. As soon as safely and securely in the United States, Oleg turned to reinventing himself in Hollywood, wherever he continued his film profession in the US starring in these kinds of movies as Purple Warmth with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wild Orchid with Mickey Rourke and 13 Times with Kevin Costner. Sadly, Oleg handed unexpectedly in Might 2017.

The movie is directed by one particular of Australia’s most well known directors Nadia Tass (Amy, Malcolm, Matching Jack) who also served as executive producer. Oleg was developed by Joan Borsten, Oleg’s widow and a prominent American journalist who described for the Los Angeles Periods and the Jerusalem Article ahead of starting to be a producer. Joan has put in nearly a few yrs bringing this intense documentary to the screen.

Joan selected Nadia Tass to helm the movie because like many associates of the generation, Nadia has a foot in each the western globe and the Communist environment. Her grandparents fled the Bolshevik Revolution for Greece, the place Nadia was born. They lifted her reciting Russian poetry and acting out Russian performs. Oleg stated she experienced a “Russian Soul.”

Nadia Tass suggests, “When Joan approached me to direct this film, I could not resist. It is an completely powerful story about a person of the most intriguing persons I have at any time regarded.”

Joan Borsten states. “The film experienced a triumphant earth premiere at the Moscow International Movie Competition. Oleg would be so pleased that it is the acclaimed Rhode Island Intercontinental Movie Festival that we selected for the North American premiere of his story.

Borsten assembled an international group alongside Tass with Italy’s Andrea Guerra (Lodge Rwanda composing the first audio and is a member of the Movement Photograph Academy whose several honors contain a life span accomplishment award from the Venice Film Festival, editor Leonard Feinstein (Darfur Now), and author/editor Cory Taylor (JFK: A President Betrayed).

Oleg will premiere on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 8:30 the Rootop of the Providence G.&#13

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Oleg was filmed on spot in Austria, Belgrade, Berlin, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Rome, Sarajevo, Slovenia, and Sydney.

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Joan Borsten will be offered in Providence, RI for in man or woman interviews and photograph chances as properly as at the Q&A promptly pursuing the movie.

To ask for a screener or to agenda an interview with Joan Borsten, readily available in particular person and by Zoom/ Skype, be sure to get in touch with:

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