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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The face of the Vyborg festival will be Lyudmila Gurchenko

From 6 to 12 August in Vyborg to host the XXIV festival of Russian cinema “Window to Europe”. His face was Lyudmila Gurchenko. Her posters adorned only just departed Tatyana Samoilova, Vasily Shukshin, through an image which is decided to convey the spirit of the Russian people in the year of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. And through fate Gurchenko will see almost 60 years of Patriotic cinema.

Photo: Aslan Ahmadov.

On the festival poster, the organizers chose a portrait of the actress taken by photographer Aslan by ahmedovym, with whom she was on friendly terms in recent years. According to the President of the “Window to Europe” — the film critic, and once the Minister of cinematography Armen Medvedev, even the “round table” on a theme “1956-1986-2016 — Thaw. Restructuring. Year movie will be the strange patterns related to the art of the great actress, whose debut in “Carnival night” occurred in the period of “thaw”. Before the opening ceremony of the “Window to Europe” in the city library Alvar Aalto, which in itself is a monument of culture, will open the exhibition of the Museum-workshop of Lyudmila Gurchenko. The exhibition contains costumes of the actress from designers Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Vyacheslav Zaitsev and Valentin Yudashkin, as well as her own handmade dresses and accessories.

How the organizers managed to gather a large program — God knows. The situation in Russian cinema is sad that have demonstrated “a Kinotavr”. Strap in the selection, according to Armen Medvedev, is this: not to be ashamed. “On our graves someday write: “They tried”. No festival does not remove the films. We only show. Work with what you got”, sadly stated the President of the Vyborg festival. And open his painting “were we,” Anna Chernakova scenario by Alexander Adabashyan. The jury of game competition will be headed by film Director Sergey Ursulyak, and its membership will also include actor Yevgeny Tkachuk, who played in “the Quiet Don” Ursulyak Grishka Melekhova.

A year ago, the Chairman of the jury of the Vyborg film Director Svetlana Proskurina decided not to award the awards for best film, and this year Sergei Ursulyak did the same thing at the Gatchina festival “Literature and cinema”. So you have to be ready for any decision.

Only game competition — 10 films, selected from 63. Seven of them are made known and as yet unknown debutants. Among them the actor Alexander Terumo, who came to the movies out of business. Now he has mastered directing the thing, apparently, on set, and acting. His film “Temptation” will go to the Finnish city of Kotka, where there will be festival-friendly event. The program presents paintings which are not only the audience, but the filmmakers do not know. Among them — “Dislike” Paul Ruminov, “Scoundrel” Michael Levitin, Jr., “Touch the wind” by Olga Veremeeva and Elena Demidova with Yulia Aug in the title role (he was introduced at the Cannes film festival), “Black water” by Roman Karimov, rejected “Kinotavr”.

In the “Coproduction” — eight paintings created by Russian cinematographers in collaboration with colleagues from other countries: the Russian-Italian “Love pret-a-Porte” max Nardari, producer of which became the actress Olga Pogodin, the Russian-Turkish film “Rudolf Nureyev” Evgenia Tirdatova made jointly with Kazakhstan, the project “So there were stars” Sergey Snezhkin and others. In the documentary competition of 22 films selected from 200 applications. This “Personal pictures of Alexander Lebed Valeria Dovbnya of Lieutenant Colonel of airborne forces, which is called “man-war”, “Naum Korzhavin. This” Pavel Mirzoev, “Catastrophe” by Alina Rudnitskaya, “Slutsk Pavel Afanasyev and others. The largest number of participants, entertainment program of 30 films, will appreciate that the jury under the guidance of a unique master Alexey Demin. It presents the work of master Harry Bardin “Listening to Beethoven”, which premiered in Cannes.

In the Lutheran Church of saints Peter and Paul will host a concert of organ music dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of composer Mikael Tariverdiev. Will celebrate the 80th anniversary since the birth of film Director and one of the founders of the “Window to Europe” Sava Kulish. Another hero of the day — the movie “Boy and girl” Julia Veit. He shot 50 years ago, and will present the hero of the day Director Nikolai Burlyaev, who played there the main role. On 3 August he’ll turn 70. The animated film Director Stanislav Sokolov will show fragments of unfinished the unfinished “Hoffmanniana” created by the paintings of Mikhail Shemyakin for many years. No funding, no film, and the name of Shemyakin — not a panacea. In Vyborg will present scenery “Germaniade and dolls, made by the famous artist. Yury Grymov will show fragments of the Intimate diary of Anna Karenina, working, as well as fragments from the project “the Three sisters. 120 years later”. Unexpected quality — voice over narrator — will appear Boris Grebenshchikov in the Israeli project — photo input support “Tao Te Ching” by Dmitry Brickman.

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