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In Russia marks Day of cinema

August 27 2007

Today the country celebrates the Day of Russian Cinema.

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August 27, 1919 VI Lenin signed a decree on the nationalization of the film, which is why in the USSR, and now in Russia, this day became an official holiday for all Russian filmmakers.

Date of birth of world cinema - the day when there was exactly what we are accustomed to call the word "cinema", is considered to be December 28, 1895. It was from that day began regular sessions "Cinématographe" as it was then called, on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris.

The premiere of the first film in Russia was held on October 15, 1908. It was the tape "Ponizova freemen," directed by Vladimir Romashkova based on a folk song about Stenka Razin "Because of the island on rod. Lasted for the first Russian film only 7 minutes.

A first colored domestic tape was released in 1925. This was the famous "Battleship Potemkin".

Since then, the film industry has undergone dramatic changes: from silent film to sound, from black and white to color.

Today, will present a lot of surprises and gifts lovers and fans of the national cinema. The festival "Moscow Premiere" will show the film "Traveling with pets." This picture is one of the best shot in the past year, bands of Russian cinema. It is considered as members of the jury of the Moscow International Film Festival. At the XIX MIFF film director Vera Patrol received the Grand Prix "Golden George".

Also today, in the show will host the first show at the Moscow film "Cruelty." Despite the fact that it took off debutant director Marina Lyubakova, this picture eagerly awaiting the audience and critics, and even well-known directors. Pavel Lungin admitted to journalists that the tape is Cruelty to him "one of the most anticipated premier of this festival." The whole point is that the starring popular actress Renata Litvinova. However, according to Marina Lyubakovoy, "viewers will see a very different Litvinov, without her usual mannerisms."

The culmination of the Day of Russian Cinema will predyubileyny evening one of the most beloved national director Eldar Ryazanov (director turns 80 on Nov. 18, 2007). In the Central House of Cinema will gather his colleagues, the fans, who know this evening a lot of unknown and mysterious from the biography of the director. Not by chance the evening is an intriguing title, "Ryazanov, known and unknown."

The word "cinema" in Greek means "move", "moving". Here and now, it seems, the Russian cinema really justify the value and move forward.

According to the head of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography Mikhail Shvydkoi forecasts the future of national cinema rather optimistic: there are now a year is about 500 documentary about 80 animated pictures, and about 130 feature films. Moreover, 14 of them for children. "This amount of children's tapes were not issued even in Soviet times" - said Shvydkoi.

Irina Kapustina


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