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May 16 2006

May 17 opened the 59 th Cannes Film Festival. The film, which opens festival will be a picture of Ron Howard's "Da Vinci Code» (Ron Howard / The DA VINCI CODE). Tape from the discharge vnekonkursnogo show, but very welcome. Around it are a lot of scandals and purely a publicity stunt. The cinematic version promises the continuation of the scandal, and bring him a new level.

In most nomination contest the next tape is Pedro Almodovar, "The Return» (Pedro Almodovar / VOLVER). The program "Un Certain Regard» (Un Certain Regard) will celebrate the showing of the collection "Paris, je t'aime» (Film d'Ouverture: PARIS, JE T'AIME). Short Film Competition will start work by Pablo Aguero "First Snow» (Pablo Aguero / PRIMERA NIEVE). Russian bands in a competition there. Only in "Un Certain Regard" lonely "977" director Nicholas Khomeriki who trained in France. His short film "Together" has already been featured in Cannes. The current film is made in the tradition of metaphysical fiction. Just right for young fans of Tarkovsky.

In the program one of the most important parallel competition Cannes Film Festival - Critics Week, which runs from 18 to 26 May, fell five European and two South American paintings. According to artistic director of the program, Jean-Christophe Berzhona, the selection of the jury evidence of the revival of European cinema. Over the years, critics of the Week opens the world of such directors as Bernardo Bertolucci, Jacques Odiyar, Francois Ozon, Ken Loach and Wong Kar-wai.

Projections sometimes give a crash, but still they love to do and figure out who gets the Palme d'Or. Film-favorites this year are "Lights outskirts of the town," the Finn Aki Kaurismaki, "Return" the Spaniard Pedro Almodovar, "Marie Antoinette" Sofia Coppola and American Cayman Italian Nanni Moretti. The official program was listed documentary about a great football player Zidane, as well as another series of "X-Men," which will revitalize the public, along with box office hits on the novel by Dan Brown.

The opening ceremony will lead the French actor Vincent Cassel, who as a member of the jury, despite the constant rumors about their quarrel should be submitted to his wife Monica Bellucci. Two parallel jury. One that led last year's Cannes film festival winners Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, awards "Golden Camera Award for Best Newcomer. The second, which will judge the competition short, there is chaired by Andrei Konchalovsky.

As part of Film Forum will be an informal event - the Day of Russian Cinema, for which the owners selected the film "Dreaming of Space" by Alexei Uchitel, "Dust" Sergei Loban, "Company 9" version of a novel and several short films.

Константин Дятлов

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