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Russian films will be presented in Mumbai at the film festival of SCO countries KXan 36 Daily News

Date: May 31, 2023 Time: 00:49:32

The festival will be the first international event in 2023 where Russian cinema is widely represented: ROSKINO, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, participated in shaping Russia’s film program.

Within the framework of the festival, there will be a Russian pavilion, where filming locations in Russia will be presented to international partners, as well as co-production opportunities.

In different sections of the film review, seven films were announced. “Accomplices” (directed by Evgeny Grigoriev, 2021) and “Don’t Bury Me Without Ivan” (Lyubov Borisova, 2022) – these films made it to the main competition. “Heart of Parma” (Anton Megerdichev, 2022) and “Mr. Knockout” (Artem Mikhalkov, 2022) – in the SCO Country Focus / “Focus on the SCO countries” section. And the film “Ivan Denisovich” (Gleb Panfilov, 2021) is in the Director Focus / “Focus on the director” section.

Cartoon “Chink: Tailed Detective” (Grigory Vozhakin, 2022) in the Children Focus / “Focus on the children’s public” section. The painting “My friend the tiger” (Tatiana Kiseleva, 2021) – in the section and short films.

The Russian delegation to the film festival will include director Lyubov Borisova and producer Ivan Bolotnikov (“Don’t Bury Me Without Ivan”); director Yevgeny Grigoriev and producer Olga Muravieva-Erofeeva (“Accomplices”); director Artem Mikhalkov (“Mr. Knockout”); producer Maxim Panfilov (“Ivan Denisovich”).

Films from India, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Egypt, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus are also included in the film festival program in different sections. In total, more than 55 films will be screened at the festival. The president of the jury of the film festival is the Indian director Rahul Rawail. Russia is represented on the international jury by film journalist, TV presenter, chairman of the MIFF selection committee Ivan Kudryavtsev.

Earlier in Mumbai, in November 2022, Roskino hosted days of Russian cinema at the Russian Film Festival. Nearly 1,300 people attended the free three-day screenings. Popular Russian films were presented to the Indian audience: the comedies “Kholop” and “The Young Man”, the family film “Palm Tree”, the ballet drama “Big” and the full-length cartoon “Fixies vs. Crabs”.

Direct speech

ROSKINO CEO Inna Shalyto:

“Cooperation in the field of cinema between the SCO countries is actively developing today. The Russian industry is in close dialogue with the SCO member countries, especially with the CIS states (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan). Work on the joint production of films is intensifying, Educational initiatives are being developed: through the VGIK branch, which successfully operates in Uzbekistan, as well as within the framework of the ROSKINO.ROSKINO Academy programs, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, has been holding the Russian Film Festival in almost all SCO countries for the past two years.In addition, the Russian industry for the first time broadly entered the Indian market in 2022, participating under a single brand Russian Content Worldwide in the Film Bazaar film market I am sure that the SCO Film Festival in Mumbai will be another important step towards the expansion of the association of Russian filmmakers with representatives of the industries of the SCO countries. In addition, the festival will provide an opportunity to present Russia as a shooting location and a partner in joint film production.”

Help “RG”

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival in Mumbai is held as part of India’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: In September 2022, India became the first-time SCO President by 2022 -2023. The goals of the festival are to showcase films from SCO countries, organize film associations, promote the development of young talents in the film industry, and strengthen cultural interaction between SCO member states, SCO observer states, and countries SCO dialogue partners. The first film festival of the SCO countries was held in 2018 in Qingdao, China.

Hansen Taylor
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