In September, the film “Paradise” by Andrei Konchalovsky will take part in the competition of the 73rd Venice film festival. There will show “Stalker” by Andrei Tarkovsky, filmed in 1979. The painting was included in the program “classic Venetian”.
Following the works of the masters of “Zoology” by Ivan Tverdovsky, Jr., and “the Duelist” Alexey Mizgireva will go to the Toronto film festival, coming on the heels of Venice’s even on the calendar. There’s a competitive show, but the premiere of the major Hollywood movies. Many producers and experts appreciate the Toronto festival Venice above: in terms of the film business is much more productive. There the winner is determined by audience voting.
“Zoology” in July, we participated in the main competition of the festival in Karlovy vary and is marked by a special prize of the jury. In September, the film by Ivan Tverdovsky, Jr. will go for another prestigious film festival in San Sebastian. But the “Duelist” while nobody saw. Its world premiere will be held in Toronto. The film is set in 1860. After five years of absence retired officer Yakovlev returned to St. Petersburg. I have the feeling that he made a deal with the devil. Being a true duelist, he coolly takes a human life. August 27, the Day of Russian cinema, the producer of “the Duelist” by Alexander Rodnyansky and Director Alexei Mizgirev will meet with your potential audience and talk about how it was created, the film will show excerpts from it.
In Montreal, which always belonged to the Russian cinema, the picture will go “Touch the wind” by Olga Veremeeva and Elena Demidova. It is made on the intersection of games and documentary films, so that you do not understand, where the real actress Yulia Aug, who plays the main role, where her character. I mean, it’s not as bad as it seemed in may, when Russian paintings had remained outside the attention of the prestigious Cannes film festival.
At this time in the Russian hire there was not one domestic film, which would gather more than 25 thousand people. In 2015, according to the company Movie Research, the most visited domestic tape was a horror movie “unfriended”, which brought together 462,4 thousand spectators over the four weeks of hire. Now the leader of the 34th edition of the project “CARTOON movie”, reached the two weeks mark at 23.6 thousand spectators. And that’s a record this summer. Overall attendance at our cinemas in July and the lowest in the last five years. In comparison with July of 2015, the number of cinemagoers decreased by 16.4%. With such indicators of Russian cinema has come to their professional holiday, which in Soviet times noted on August 27. In recent years it has lost its value. However, in the year of the Russian cinema attempt to revive the former the scale of the celebrations. Next weekend we are waiting for a “movie Night” with festivities and a show of “Patriotic movies.” In the category of the latter from an easy hand of the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky got even “Smeshariki”. We shall celebrate, and then end up with nothing. This summer two of the biggest Russian festival “Kinotavr” and “Window to Europe” – in its entirety demonstrated the catastrophic level of Russian cinema.