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THE RUSSIAN FILM PAVILION PRESENTS ‘GLOBAL RUSSIANS’

SCREENING IN THE SHORT FILM CORNER AT CANNES

AND ‘THE NORM OF LIFE’ SCREENING IN THE CINÉFONDATION

 

THE NORM OF LIFE 

Screening 11:00, Friday 24 May / Buñuel Theater / Palais 5th floor

 

 

CANNES.  ROSKINO, the only state funded organisation supporting Russian filmmakers and promoting Russian films to the international industry presented Russian short films and filmmakers participating in the Cannes Marché Short Film Corner in the Russian Film Pavilion yesterday, Wednesday 22 May.

 

A showreel of the short films which were screened in the 20th St Anna Short film Festival and the VGIK Film Festival was presented by Catherine Mtsitouridze of ROSKINO and moderated by producer Alexey Chupov with the support of Victor Prokofiev, creative producer of St. Anna Short Film Festival.

Catherine Mtsitouridze of ROSKINO, said, “I am delighted today to be introducing 10 short films from new Russian film-makers which have been screened at the VGIK Film Festival and the St Anna Short Film Festival which are important for supporting and discovering new voices in cinema.”

 

In addition, director Evgeny Byalo introduced his Cinéfondation film The Norm of Life with cinematographer Alexei Knyazev and actors Marina Donets and Dmitriy Arkhangelskiy, prior to the film’s official screening on 24 May.

 

 

The Russian films screening in the Short Film Corner presented to filmmakers, international festival directors, market delegates and members of the media were:

-  A Girl for a Hare, directed by Svetlana Razgulyaeva from the VGIK Film Festival.   Since 2011 Razgulyaeva has been studying animation and saw the story of movie in her sleep.  The story of the film is autobiographical.

-  Difference It Makes, directed by Ksenia Shutochkina from the St Petersburg State University for Cinema and Television, S Ovcharov workshop

-  Shubaduba in Peonies, directed by Anna Ozar, from the VGIK Film Festival D Rodimin and V Senchenko workshop. A comedy about filmmaking in which the director dreams of making an A-list film rather than a cheap soap opera.

-  Dead Traffic, directed by Roman Safin from the VGIK Film Festival, S Alarkon and A Bogun workshop. Noted by the St Anna Festival jury for “its high professionalism”, Dead Traffic is a thriller.

-  Last Reporting, directed by Timur Abdullin from the Karakuk studio, set in a parallel universe in which a man who steps outside the law becomes hunted. An award-winning composer and sound designer Abdullin set up his own music and sound studio for film and television projects in Moscow.

- Phaedra, directed by Evgeny Baranov from the VGIK Film Festival, V Khotinenko and V Fenchenko workshop.  A dramatic love story in which the ancient Greek tragedy is played out in the dressing room of an actor preparing to go on stage to play the classic role of Phaedra.

-  Kardo, directed by Svetlana Sigalaeva from the VGIK Film Festival, S Miroshichenko workshop

- Through Moscow, directed by Ksenia Litvinova from the free cinema studio Artcinema, D Kupovikh workshop.  A comedy about a young man who goes to the office for a very important meeting. The film was shot with the RED Scarlet camera that had just been introduced into Russia.

- The Second Good Day, directed by  Igor Levin and written by screenwriter Alexey Ovchinnikov from LevinFilm is about the relationship between the old and the new in  modern city life.

- F5, directed by Timofey Jalnin from the St Petersburg State University for Cinema and Television, S Ovcharov workshop.  A musical drama in which students at the Chelyabinsk Institute of Culture are sent to an international festival, confident that their spectacle win the award jury and the audience.

 

The Russian Film Pavilion is supported by the Russian Federations‘ Ministry of Culture and ROSKINO with the participation of the communication group Planeta Inform.

 

Additional information and photos:

Elena Barkova, press secretary ROSKINO

+ 7 926 996 41 45

elena.barkova@gmail.com

 

Tina McFarling, PR agent, Premier

+ 44 7879 421 578

Tina.McFarling@premiercomms.com

 

 

THE RUSSIAN FILM PAVILION

Officially representing Russia for the sixth year at the Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film, the Russian Pavillion acts as an information hub for our filmmakers and a versatile platform for the promotion of Russian films in the international market. The organisation of the Russian Film Pavilion is undertaken by ROSKINO with participation of the communication group Planeta Inform.

 

The Russian Film Pavilion is hosting a number of presentations, panel discussions, press conferences and events over the course of the festival which will be led by leading Russian industry professionals including Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksy Uchitel, Taisa Igumentseva, Sergey Selyanov, Leonid Vereshchagin, Ilya Bachurin, Igor Ugolnikov, Renat Davletyarov, Peter Buslov, Alexander Adabashyan amongst others.