In the Ivanovo region opened a festival named after Tarkovsky «the Mirror»

© RIA Novosti / Solovieva in photobacteria Andrei Tarkovsky. Archival photoIn the Ivanovo region opened a festival named after Tarkovsky «the Mirror»© RIA Novosti / Solovieva the image Bank

International film festival named after Andrei Tarkovsky «the Mirror» was opened in Ivanovo region, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional government.

«This year’s festival in the region takes place for the eleventh time. To be shown over a hundred paintings. This festival is largely anniversary: 85 years since the birth of Andrei Tarkovsky, 45 years since the release of the film «Solaris» and 55 years of film «Ivanovo the childhood». These dates, certainly, will be reflected in the program of the festival», — said the Agency interlocutor.

At the opening ceremony the Governor of the Ivanovo region Pavel Konkov and IFF President Pavel Lungin awarded a special prize «For contribution to cinema» composer Eduard Artemyev, who created the music for the film «Stalker», «Solaris» and «Mirror».

Special prize «For his years of support of auteur cinema and the festival movement in Russia» was awarded to Naina Yeltsin. For the past four years, the Fund Boris Yeltsin supports the festival. The award to the wife of the first Russian President was presented by the Minister of construction and housing Russian Mikhail Men.

In the framework of the festival «Zerkalo» passes two competitions: the main are among movies from all over the world, and the documentary «Mirror of Artdocfest». «Eleven years our festival was a landmark event, preserving and developing the creative traditions of Andrei Tarkovsky», — quotes the press service of the regional administration of the word Konkova.

In the international competition program includes 10 films, including paintings from India, Croatia, China, Germany, Israel, Korea, France, Senegal. Will represent Russia participated in the Cannes film festival the picture of Cantemir Balagova «Distress». In the documentary contest «the Mirror of «Artdocfest» presents eight films from Russia, Bosnia, Armenia, Estonia, Belarus. This year the «Mirror» for the first time is launching a parallel contest «Tarkovsky online» — online festival of author’s cinema. Will head the jury of this contest Valery Todorovsky.

This film festival is the youngest jury President in the history of the festival — a classic of world cinema, Mexican Director Amat Escalante. Among the jury members of the festival, the Hungarian film and theater Director, winner of international awards Janos Szasz, the winner of the Volpi Cup at the Venice film festival 2012, Israeli actress Hadas Yaron, actress Yelena Koreneva, and Kazakh Director and screenwriter Jeanne Isabaeva, added in a press-service.

The festival will be held in Plyos, Ivanovo, Kineshma and Yurievets to 18 June.