MOSCOW, June 21 (Itar-Tass) - The 35th Moscow International Film Festival will open the Russian Programme on Friday, June 21.
The best Russian films will be played in the House of Cinema. The main programme includes 34 films.
Russian Programme supervisor Irina Pavlova said “viewers will be able to see films that have not been released yet even though some of them have already been taken to international film festivals.”
Among the most prominent works the programme features are “Eternal Homecoming” by Kira Muratova, “Romance with the Cocaine” by Gennady Sidorov, “Chapayev, Chapaev!” by Viktor Tikhomirov, “Waiting for the Sea” by Bakhtiyar Khudoynazarov, “Major” by Yuri Bykov, and “The Thirst” by Dmitry Tyurin, which will start the programme.
Documentary and animated films will show in parallel. Roundtables and exhibitions will be organised.
The main competition will feature “Delight” by British Director Gareth Jones. “Echo goes looking for her one-time lover and comrade-in-arms, only to fall into a passionate relationship with his son. But sexual abandon triggers the unravelling of a trauma she has long buried for the sake of her children, which now threatens to tear their lives apart. Can eros bring a healing of trauma, or merely its repetition?” the brief notice to the film reads.
“L'autre Vie De Richard Kemp” by Germinal Alvarez is yet another film to be presented in the main competition.
“When Police Captain Richard Kemp investigates a murder, strange similarities to the case bring to mind Pierced Ear, a serial killer who he hunted in vain at the beginning of his career. His only witness is Helene Batistelli. But a mysterious event sends Kemp back twenty years into the past, to May 1989, the day before the first murder was carried out by Pierced Ear. Kemp tries once again to stop murders from taking place, but a young cop complicates things for him: this ambitious detective is none other but himself, twenty years younger... Helene, who knows nothing about him, will cross his path...”
The Gala Premiers programme will show the film “Le Capital” by Costa-Gavras who received the first prize of the festival at the opening ceremony for an outstanding contribution to world cinema.
President Vladimir Putin sent greetings to participants, organisers and guests of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival.
“Moscow is once again the capital of the cinematic world. And this means that an outstanding, long-awaited event will begin for many film fans, while film professionals and members of the prestigious jury have substantial, intense and very interesting work ahead of them,” he said.”
The Moscow Festival is rightly proud of its history, established traditions and participants’ names. It provides a truly unique opportunity to get acquainted with the main development trends in world cinema, as well as the variety of national schools of film and trends. But most importantly, the Festival always screens good quality cinema that meets stringent criteria for skill and artistic taste,” the president said.