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ROME, July 29. /TASS/. Russian cinema will return to the competition program of one of the most important world film events, the Venice Film Festival to be held on September 2-12.
Outstanding master, Russian State Prize laureate and "Golden Lion" winner for "Faust" in 2011, Alexander Sokurov will present his new movie "Francophonie" at the 72th International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art. Twenty-one films from 22 countries will be screened.
The event's opening film will be Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's "Everest", a Great Britain-US production.
Restored masterpieces of Sergei Eisenstein's "Alexander Nevsky" and Federico Fellini's "Amarcord" will be premiered this year.