The competitive program opened the picture “Nechzha” Chinese director Li Xiaofeng. Fight for the prize of the festival will be nine more films from India, Turkey, South Korea, Armenia and Russia.
The Fifth International Film Festival ” Edge of the World “ was opened on Sakhalin Island, on the red carpet stars were held Soviet and Russian cinema, according to the regional government.
Among the guests of the festival – Oia Ninidze Victoria Tolstoganova, Marina Yakovleva, Yuri Chernov, Natalya Varley, Anna Bol’shova Sergei Varchuk Natalia Bochkarev. Participants welcomed Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medina. Address at the official opening ceremony of the festival read the General Producer Alexei Agranovich.
“Edge of the World” – festival of interactive, involving not just the presence of the viewer, and the viewer – an accomplice. And I am very pleased that each year the number of visitors is steadily increasing, creating a unique atmosphere of the festival of culture and art, “- said in greeting.
” This is the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, the liberation of southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. Therefore, the festival program includes many films of military subjects. Other significant date – the 155th anniversary of the great Russian writer Anton Chekhov, 125 years after his trip to Sakhalin “, – the press service quoted the government words Kozhemyako.
The competitive program opened the picture “Nechzha” Chinese director Li Xiaofeng.
To fight for the prize of the festival will be nine more films from India, Turkey, South Korea, Russia and Armenia. The jury was headed by the Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. In its structure also Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz, actors Danila Kozlovsky and Anna Chipovskaya, screenwriter Alexander Rodionov.
All tickets for the sessions are free. Film Week in the Sakhalin region will end August 28 .