In Soviet times, Dzerzhinsk was called the “capital of domestic chemistry”, the largest enterprises of the chemical industry were concentrated here. Today the city welcomes you with the purest air, snow-white snow and wide, well-kept streets.
These days Dzerzhinsk receives guests and participants of the first All-Russian film festival “Chernorechefest”.
The competition program includes eight feature films. The films “White Angel of the Tundra” directed by Alexander Lukin, “Extra Lesson” – directed by Anna Kurbatova, “Breath of the Dead Forest” – directed by Yevgeny Tatarov, “On the Eve” – directed by Alisa Erokhina, ” Mint Gingerbread” – directed by Andrey Karasov, competes for forum awards, “One Real Day” – directed by Georgy Shengelaya, “You Can’t Cry” – directed by Natalya Nazarova.
The film forum also has a short film contest.
The festival’s film judging team includes People’s Artist of Russia Valentina Telichkina, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, actor and TV presenter Andrey Shevelkov.
The solemn opening ceremony of the film festival was held in the city’s Palace of Culture of Chemists. There was a full house in the hall.
– People miss true art, the public needs to meet their favorite artists, there has not been such a festival in our city for several decades, – said Dzerzhinsk Mayor Ivan Noskov.
“Chernorechyefest” is five days of movie premieres, brainstorming, private performances, and acting masterclasses.
Artists loved by millions came to Dzerzhinsk: Irina Muravyova, Natalya Varley, Dmitry Kharatyan, Sergey Shakurov, Nonna Grishaeva.
Dzerzhinsk is the birthplace of the legendary Soviet film actress Izolda Izvitskaya, adored in the Soviet Union for her role as Maryutka in the legendary film Forty-one. Compatriots with great love keep the memory of Izolda Vasilievna.
The house where he spent his childhood and youth is preserved. Grateful fans, with the support of city authorities, recreated the front porch of this house. This portico was Isolde’s first stage, in which she, as a child, read poetry and showed theatrical notes to the children of the city.
On the first morning of the festival, the actors came to the house of the Soviet movie star, paid tribute to her memory and laid flowers on the actress’s memorial plaque.
– I’m the only one here who remembers Isolde, we met on the set and many times we couldn’t talk enough. She spoke about her roles and her life in a very exciting way, said Tatyana Piletskaya, People’s Artist of Russia.
Tatiana Lvovna celebrates her 95th birthday this year. But she found the strength to take the train and from St. Petersburg to come to Dzerzhinsk, to the film festival.
– I have been involved in the festival movement for almost 40 years, I believe that such significant events contribute to the popularization of the best films of Russian cinema. Festivals give the viewer the opportunity to see films that are often impossible to see in wide distribution, said the president of the “Chernorechyefest” festival, producer Sergey Novozhilov.