At the festival «Window to Europe» in Vyborg will show about 130 films

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About 130 films will be presented over seven days of the festival from 10 to 16 August in Vyborg at the XXVI festival of Russian cinema «Window to Europe», said the organizers at a press conference on Tuesday at the cinema «Five stars».

This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of the poet, film Director and scriptwriter Gennady Shpalikov.

«He was a bright representative of the so-called «unwhipped generation» or «children of the twentieth Congress» that came to life, rejecting the horrors of the Stalin era. Worked freely. Worked happily. Young people today are drawn to Shpalikov because he is an example of such absolute flight over reality …over time. This flying free birds, which was Gene Shpalikov,» said President of the festival Armen Medvedev in the Preface to the book on Shpalikov, which will be presented at a film festival.

At the opening of the festival will show films «At the Cape town port» by Alexander Veledinsky and «Bolero 17» Harry Bardin. Picture the closing of the festival will be the film «Unforgiven» directed by Serik Andreasyan. Starring Dmitry Nagiev – guest of the festival.

By tradition, the Central festival takes place in four main competition fiction, documentary and animated films. Also, within the competition program «co-production. «Window to the world», which is in its sixth year, will feature works created by Russian cinematographers in collaboration with colleagues from Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Switzerland, USA, Belarus, Germany.

Each of these competitions will be assessed a separate jury: the game, headed by Director Sergey Snezhkina, documentary – Evgeny Grigoryev and entertainment – Harry Bardin, coproduction with Harutyun Khachatryan.

To sum up the competition «Vyborg account», which comprises all the competition pictures as well as movies, award-winning other festivals of Russian cinema held to Vyborg festival will be on the voting results of all participants and spectators of the festival.

In the framework of the film festival «Window to Europe» will be represented by several non-competitive programs, including the «Gala premiere», «Vyborg premiere», «Cinema for children and youth», the program of student works dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Cinematography.

Workshops Viktor Erofeev, Andrei Khrzhanovsky, Armen Medvedev and Kirill Klepalov.

At the festival in Vyborg will celebrate the 100th anniversary of film Studio «Lenfilm», the 50th anniversary of the film «the Glass harmonica» Khrzhanovsky. The memory of Oleg Tabakov and Kira Muratova the films are «Among grey stones» and «Three stories». For the anniversaries of elem Klimov and Aleksei Petrenko will host the film «Agony».

Again will be presented the program «Museum films», dedicated to the works of Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael.

In the framework of the festival will have «Club 25»: music, poetry, prose, dance.

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