Within the framework of the 68th International Cannes Film Festival, and the official opening of the film market of the Russian pavilion, which will represent the national cinema under the auspices of the traditional company “Roskino” and with the financial support of strategic partners – Open Joint Stock Company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” and Charity Foundation Elena and Gennady Timchenko.
As never a rich program of the Russian pavilion with its inherent brilliance unveiled at the opening ceremony, General Director of “Roskino” Catherine Mtsituridze, remembering all those eight years that the pavilion serves as a decoration Cannes Film Festival. Over the years, the pavilion was open a lot of young talent, which “Roskino” will have his protection and this time: first of all in its emphasis on the authors of short films will be selected in youth program Cinefondation, – “Return Erkin” Guskova and Maria ” 14 Steps “Maxim Shavkina.
The first, but not timid steps in the film makes one of the most active participants of the Russian pavilion this year – producer Alexander Cekalo, who will present two of its project: ready for co-production “Philosophy Ship “intellectual exile in 1922, and has been removed by director Oleg Baranov erotic thriller” locusts “, played the leading role in which Paulina Andreeva almost eclipsed her beauty itself mistress of the Russian pavilion Catherine Mtsituridze.
Another key figure was the opening of our pavilion the best friend of the Russian cinema in Cannes Joel Chapron, responsible for the selection of Russian and East European films, which this year, alas, in the main competition They do not fall, but richly represented in programs for the promotion of first-time filmmakers. Opportunity to get acquainted with the mood and the ability of young Russian filmmakers Cannes pavilion will provide within the framework of the presentation of “The focus of the new Russian cinema”, and in the annual program of short films Global Russians – is DVD-anthology of the best Russian short films, which are also presented in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes International Film Market Marche du Film. This year the book “Global Russian” includes works by students of the studio of Alexander Sokurov in the Kabardino-Balkarian University.
In addition, the first day of intense work of the pavilion there was a presentation of the annual directory of the Russian film business “Kinobook-2014. Review of the Russian film industry in figures” prepared by “Nevafilm Research” with the participation of “Roskino.” The only thing that slightly marred the opening of the Russian pavilion, is the lack of announced Director of the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Telnova but Mtsituridze Catherine calmed the crowd: the head of department is alive and well, but too busy, because the lifts of Russian cinema in the Crimea.