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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pavel Lungin remembered the walk through the puddles with Valentina Matvienko

X international film festival “Mirror” them. Andrei Tarkovsky will be held in mid-June in Plyos, Ivanovo, Yuryevets, Kineshma, Rodniki and Shuya. The organizers have already talked about their intentions and remembered lyrical moments.

photo: Kirill Iskoldsky

Jury feature films will be headed by classic Dutch Jos Stelling, the author of the films “Darling”, “the Postman”, “the Illusionist”, “the Switchman”. And the President of the jury of documentary films will be Belgian Director Gust van den Berg, remembered for the film “little Baby Jesus of Flanders” with the participation of actors with down syndrome.

In the “Tarkovsky a context” are movies in which will feel the spirit of the outstanding Russian Director. They are all very different: from never complete the animated “the Overcoat” our classics by Yuri Norstein to beautiful Bulgarian “Thirst” Light Colorcool. Childhood she spent in the village where her grandmother washed the sheets for the nearest hotels, and all this moved on the screen. The heroine of “Thirst” — Russian roots, and she brings to the world the brutality. Another famous film Norstein “Hedgehog in the fog”, will show children. After the opening of the new circus in Ivanovo visited the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, they decided to introduce a large children’s film program. The Minister has the obsession to reach the circuses a film screening, so they are not idle.

At the opening of the festival will award a prize for a significant contribution to the preservation of legacy of Andrei Tarkovsky by his sister Marina Tarkovsky is a tireless researcher and preserver of the heritage of the brother. The prize for contribution to cinema im. I will get the classic American cinema of Abel Ferrara, who directed the movie “Pasolini”, “Bad Lieutenant”, “Nine lives wet pussy”. A visa he had already received, but because Ferrara is an unpredictable man, getting confident in his arrival, nobody can.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Tarkovsky’s film “Andrei Rublev”, and it will show under the open sky on the square of Plyos on the opening day of the festival. Exhibition of artist Shavkat Abdusalamov, who worked with Tarkovsky “Stalker” will also be held in the Ivanovo region. Already sent out invitations to actors, who starred in Tarkovsky’s films, among them Italian Domitian Giordano (“Nostalgia”). The first to arrive to the festival by Philip Jankowski. In childhood he starred together with his father Oleg Yankovsky in “the Mirror”. Another Tarkovsky actress, Alla Demidova, became part of the main jury. And it will be a poetry evening. Opening day also will show the new animated movies: “Listening to Beethoven” Harry Bardin party the recent Cannes film festival, and “To love” Igor Kovalyov and Dmitri malanicheva — our man in Los Angeles, which became the art Director of the project “the Simpsons”.

According to the President “Mirrors”, the film Director Pavel Lungin, subordinate the festival now focuses not only on the movie.

“Mirror” presents a broad panorama of art. This festival extra acceptable and non-conformist Outlook on life. He did ples city of the Russian intelligentsia, which he was in the XIX century. But Tarkovsky himself has become something of a Che Guevara of the new generation. For him travel to Ivanovo oblast people from China and Europe. Oleg Kulik will be coming with a special program of video art. For the poetry programme “Short metre” responds Faith. She is also a member of the jury of the documentary competition. Coming young poets. I must tell you that the good young poets. In old age they are reborn, they fall into a exercise.

— And Directors? Is it their youth?

— I am comforted by Clint Eastwood. He gets better and better. Here and the recent Cannes winner Ken Loach soon 80. So I have in reserve several more years.

— What explains the enthusiasm of the population? A year ago, the festival was attended by 25 thousand people, and earlier in the hall sat fifteen people.

— The festival fills life with new meaning, he has his own audience. It becomes necessary thinking people.

— And you do not perceive in the Ivanovo region as the majors?

— I don’t know. We’re just funny people. Maybe even the minors.

“Have you finished your film “the Queen of Spades”? When and where can we see him?

— Even more titles there. Was working the show for the actors. I hope that the premiere will take place somewhere in Venice or Toronto.

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