Four Russian films at BRICS fest
Four Russian movies will be exhibited at the maiden BRICS International Film Festival to be held in New Delhi on September 2-6.
“Pro Lubov (About Love) directed by Anna Melikyan, 14+ by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Bitva za Sevastopol (The Battle of Sevastopol) by Sergey Mokritskiy and the 2015 Russian hit Samyi luchshiy den (The Best Day Ever) by Zhora Kryzhovnokov will be exhibited,” said Nana Mgeladze, cultural advisor at the Russian Embassy. “Though not part of the competition, a documentary by Galina and Anna Yevtushenko — Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi: A Double Portrait in the Interior of the Epoch — will be also shown at the event”, adds Mgeladze.
The National Academy of Cinematographic Arts of Russia and the Department of Cinematography of the Russian Ministry of Culture are among the festival’s organizers. “Renowned film expert Kirill Razlogov will be in the festival jury, representing Russia. The BRICS film festival will coincide with a national holiday, Russia Day, which will be celebrated on September 3”, he said.
Non-competitive feature flicks, Zabytoye (Forgotten stuff) directed by Alexander Korolyov, Krugovoye dvizheniye (Circular Motion) by Maxim Dashkin, Trusha by Eduard Zholin, Pro mamu (About Mom) by Dina Velikovskaya and Vozvrashcheniye Erkina (known as Erkin’s Return) by Maria Guskova will also be screened.
The Director of the Department of Cinematography of Russia’s Ministry of Culture, Vyazheslav Telnov said: “We highly appreciate the privileged strategic partnership status of Russian-Indian relations. I welcome with much gratitude the film festival that is to be held within the framework of the Indian presidency of BRICS. Continued growth in prolific multilateral cooperation in cinematography is in our common interest and is in line with the BRICS member states’ common policy.”
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