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Soviet hockey greats in curtain-up for Moscow film festival

June 10, 2014, 17:22 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 10. /ITAR-TASS/. This year's program for Moscow's international film festival opens on June 18 with a Russia-US documentary about Soviet era hockey, event promoter Kirill Razlogov told reporters on Tuesday.

'Red Army' relates the story of the sport's most successful team ever to represent its country, Razlogov told a news briefing at ITAR-TASS.

Unveiling the line-up of films, numbered in hundreds until June 28, curtain-up will also stage US sci-fi 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' starring Gary Oldman.

Fifteen films are currently in line for the general competitive program. Russia is represented by female director Valeria Gai Germanika, presenting 'Yes and Yes', her love tale of romance between an artist and a school teacher.

Russian film director Gleb Panfilov will lead a festival jury panel assembling German actress Franziska Petri, Georgian film director Levan Koguashvili and French film producer Loren Danilu among others.

Entries include Hafsakat Esh (The Refuge, Israel); Gozumun Nuru (The Light of My Eyes,Turkey); Brothers: The Final Confession (Ukraine); Hardcore Disco (Poland); My Man (Japan); The Sentimentalists (Greece); The Green Pomegranates (Iran); The Reporter (The Netherlands); and Joryu Ingan (Of the Feathered Race, South Korea).

Retrospectives, public and VIP showings are scheduled alongside a news "media forum" and contests for short films and documentaries, say planners of this 36th event to bring the world of the silver screen to Moscow's capital.

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