Aksenov promised that the Yalta film festival «Cannes shut up for the belt»

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mallacoota. Archival photoAksenov promised that the Yalta film festival «Cannes shut up for the belt»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Maligawa

The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov thanked the film Director Nikita Mikhalkov and all foreign guests of the festival in Yalta «Eurasian bridge» for participation and expressed confidence that in future the festival «Cannes shut up for the belt».

«Special thanks go to Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov. He was not afraid to take the initiative to organize this festival in the Russian Crimea. The government of the Crimea is in full cooperation, I am confident that the festival will bring many emotions to the audience, Crimeans, for all who will see the masterpieces of world cinema, but for us it is of great political significance. Culture helps us to realize that Crimea is Russian forever… the Crimea will become the center of world cinema, Cannes will run circles around the zone, I’m sure, friends!» — said Aksenov at the opening ceremony of the festival.

The second festival «Eurasian bridge» opened Friday at the cinema and concert complex «Jubilee» and will last until September 19. The organizers of the forum are the government of the Crimea, the film Director Nikita Mikhalkov and screenwriter Victor Merezhko. The jury this year included the curator of international projects of Russia with the countries of the Balkan Peninsula Vladimir Hawk, French Director Patrick Casal, Russian actress Olesya Sudzilovskaya, the Russian Director and producer Andrey Osipov. The jury was headed by British Director Gareth Jones.