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Karen Shakhnazarov will chair the jury of the Damascus Film Festival

November 2 2007

15th International Film Festival has opened in Syria. At the scene of Damascus Opera House shows a colorful presentation. Excerpts from the main movie the main competition show on the screen, accompanied by theatrical music and dance act on the stage in accordance with the traditions of the country that represents the movie. Under the Russian "Kalinka Malinka" in kokoshniks and sarafans dancing while showing shots from the film by Andrei Tarkovsky's "Stalker".

At the festival to receive the main prize will compete for 22 feature films from 20 countries worldwide. Russian films are not among them, but the jury headed by famous Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov. The director did not have time to come to his discovery, but his arrival is expected in Syria on Saturday, writes RIA Novosti news agency .

Speaking at the opening of the Festival, the Syrian Minister of Culture Riad al-Agha Naasan called Damascus Festival cultural news Syria about peace in the world, "stressing that" all disputes, political battles and disagreements should leave only for the cultural sector. "

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