Songs Maria Zakharova will be performed at the opening and closing of the festival

© RIA Novosti / Vasily Latanoprost in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova. Archival photoSongs Maria Zakharova will be performed at the opening and closing of the festival© RIA Novosti / Vasily Latanoprost the image Bank

Songs written by the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, will be performed at the opening and closing of the Moscow international film festival, told RIA Novosti President of the festival Nikita Mikhalkov.

The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, the festival will last until June 29.

«I learned that Maria Zakharova wrote the song, I asked her to send them, she first resisted, then sent two wonderful songs, one of them will be performed at the opening, and today it is completely in the theme, because the Day of trouble, the day the war began. Maria is the author of music and words,» — said Mikhalkov.

According to him, the recording of musical compositions joined by producer Maxim Fadeev. The song at the opening of the festival will be performed by Nargiz Zakirova.

«The closure of the festival will also be song (Zakharova), and I am very happy to remove this stone in a political confrontation, to show what Mary is beautiful, smart and talented woman, who, moreover, that is engaged in defending the interests of our Fatherland, writes wonderful songs,» — said Mikhalkov.

Moscow international film festival was first held in 1935 and the jury was directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Since 1959, the festival has become regular. This year the program announced 247 movies: 153 94 feature-length and short films.Songs Maria Zakharova will be performed at the opening and closing of the festival© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria Moscow international film festival

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