1-3 December in St. Petersburg will host the V international cultural forum. On the second day of work will be made by the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky and summarize the movie. Ahead of us the year of the environment.
photo: Sergey Nikolaev
In the past, the forum announced the list of domestic films that 20 years later, may be included in the program of UNESCO “memory of the world”. In 1995, 49 countries announced their achievements in the field of cinema, and Russia. Why — to find out today it makes no sense. Had better things to do. Not up to the movie everyone was. Now there is a chance that UNESCO still include 15 paintings. The application was accepted, and soon it will be reviewed.
For the academic community abroad the names of Eisenstein and Vertov sacred. In Western universities, their films look a lot more than we do. But researchers are engaged not only in 20-ies of the last century, but, say, a film by Ilya Averbakh. To feel part of the global cultural process, it was decided to held in the upcoming cultural forum conference “Russian cinema through the eyes of foreigners”.
Fedor Bondarchuk, taking an active part in the preparation of the cinematic component of the forum, said:
We are holding this conference in order to look at ourselves through the eyes of our foreign guests. Come the researchers of the Russian cinema from different countries. For the opening of the conference invited the British actor and Director Ralph Fiennes. He is not only actor and Director, and researcher, Keeper. He has a Fund. One of the main issues associated with the establishment of the Cinematheque in St. Petersburg. Already the place was chosen for her, but there was some disagreement on this point with the Union of cinematographers of St. Petersburg. Importantly, all for the creation of a Cinematheque. You just have to do it. And that’s where it will be located, is also important. You need to “place of power”, suitable for young people.
You today seemed like a good nerd when I talk about theoretical things, the preparation of the forum. You all is why?
— But it is interesting. I exist in a cinematic space. Any platform where you have the opportunity to join with colleagues to discuss common problems. We have “Kinotavr”, where are these discussions, but it is the Russian festival, where our foreign colleagues can be a little. Alexander Sokurov will give a lecture that will interest professionals will show restored his first film. A lot of interesting things happen.
— That is you are not forced? It is your personal choice?
— I have all the cinematic environment. I like what I’m doing today. I’m a Builder by nature.
— At the last forum was bad for you moments when literally “leaked” inside information on the privatization of “Lenfilm”, and you as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Lenfilm” nothing is suspected.
— Oh, Yes! I then ran the paperwork.
— And what a Year movie important happened in your life?
— I finished a painting “Attraction”. Now live in the Studio, doing a movie. Is post-production period. Well, on “Lenfilm” a lot going on.
— Good or bad?
— Nothing bad happened. We had the equipment. For tourists, maybe it’s all invisible things, and for filmmakers important.
Look how stirred up public life in the medium of theatre workers and film makers. The benevolent atmosphere at the forum will not.
— It’s not supposed to be blissful. For me, it also exists such a venue as the cultural forum, that there were heated discussions.