The program of the anniversary of «Kinotavr» will reflect what happened in the country changes

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The program of the annual festival «Kinotavr» which will pass in Sochi from 9 to 16 June 2019 30-th time, will reflect the important events taking place in the country over the years, the press service of the show.

«Kinotavr» is the largest Russian film festival, held in Sochi since 1991. The festival was producer mark Rudinshtein and actor Oleg Yankovsky. The President of the festival — producer Alexander Rodnyansky.

«The festival will be held in Sochi from 9 to 16 June 2019. The main venue of the shows, as in previous years, will be the Winter theatre. The festival program will include traditional contests, short films and feature films and a number of projects and events celebrating the 30th anniversary of «Kinotavr», — stated in the message of press-service.

As said Rodnyansky, whose words the press service, the jubilee program, the organizers will remember the important events that have occurred in the country in recent years.

«Appearing at the end of the Soviet era, «Kinotavr» has become a mirror, reflecting all the changes taking place in the domestic film industry in the post-Soviet period. There were years when the festival actually replaced a missing system theatrical release. After the stagnation of the 1990s, the film industry began to revive and restart «Kinotavr» coincided with a turning point in the development of our cinema — it was a time of change, returning to national cinema in Russian cinema», — he said.

The winners of «Kinotavr» in different years became the films «Brother» and «War» Alexey Balabanov, «the Driver for Vera» Pavel Chukhrai, «Representing a victim» Cyril Serebrennikov, «Poor relatives» Paul Lungina, «Simple things» Alexey Popogrebsky and many others.

«They reminded the audience and the professionals that cinema is not only entertainment and emotional experience, but also a test company on a commitment to humanistic values,» — said the President of the show.

The festival «Kinotavr» is held with support of Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation and Fund of assistance to development of contemporary art Today.