Polish actor Stuhr received the prize at the festival «Amur autumn»

© Odessa film Studio / film Studio Zebra (1989)), the Polish actor Jerzy Stuhr in the movie Deja vu. Archival photoPolish actor Stuhr received the prize at the festival «Amur autumn»© Odessa film Studio / film Studio Zebra (1989))

Polish actor and Director Jerzy Stuhr received the prize for contribution to world cinema at the opening ceremony of the XVI Open Russian festival of cinema and theatre «Amur autumn» in Blagoveshchensk, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

A statue of a Golden crane (traditional prize of the festival) special guest «the Amur autumn» was awarded by the President of festival Sergey Novozhilov.

Stuhr from the stage of public cultural center of Blagoveshchensk, where the opening ceremony, said that for him it is «a great day», the hall welcomed the foreign guests standing.

«Thank you so much. In another country, I so warmly received! This prize for me — an indication that cultural relations between Russia and Poland strong,» said Stuhr.

Sunday in a special pavilion of the festival will be held Stuhr with the viewer.

Another Golden crane received the honored artist of Russia, composer, actor and Director Sergei Shustitsky. The festival organizers presented him with a statuette as a gift for the anniversary — this year Shustitsky has noted 60-letie, on «the Amur autumn» will be his recital.

The festival officially opened on Saturday, this year on it expect about 200 participants, in the program of the competition 12 feature films, 25 short films and entreprise — 10 competitive and two non-competitive play; «Amur autumn» is the only Russian festival, which presents theatre works this format.

In the competition program of feature films and ten Russian premiere of two works the second show is the painting «Two» (feature debut Timofey Zhalnin on the latest «Kinotavr») and «white» by Alexander Kott, won the prize for best Director at the 40th Moscow international film festival.

From the Premier in the «Barabbas» Eugene Emelin, «Common interests» Sofia Afinogenova, «Casting» Igor stahma, «an Interesting life» by Anna Yanovskaya, «I’ll be back» Daria Shumakova and others. The Chairman of the jury of the full m — people’s artist of Russia Lev Prygunov.

Of the 25 short films, «the Amur autumn» more than half — a premiere, will head the jury of this competition directed by Anton Megerdichev, the main prize of the festival — the Golden crane — will fight «Fire» Maria Shulgina, «Russian death» by Vladimir Mirzoyev, «This is our house» George Danielyants, «Artistic Director» Ilya Yermolov.

Range of topics in theatre entreprise this year — from modern interpretations of Shakespeare (the play «hamlet. Confrontation») to the musical Comedy «high heels». The entire jury in this competition under the chairmanship of the actor Maxim Averin will appreciate the ten works.

The festival will end in Blagoveshchensk on 23 September, then the winners in different nominations will receive the Golden cranes. After that, the show will travel to the province Laolin, China to host short film festival where it will present 10 of the Russian and Chinese works.