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Known first winner of the Moscow Film Festival - even before its opening

June 13 2008

The first winner of the anniversary, 30 in a row, the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), which is from 19 to 28 June will be held in the Russian capital, will become a prominent Japanese actor and director Takeshi Kitano.

The Art of 61-year old master has long been recognized throughout the world, so he will not even need to join the fight for the award. Forthcoming MIFF just decided to pay tribute to the talented Japanese, awarding him an honorary award "for contribution to cinema". This was reported in the directorate of the Moscow forum.

China received the prize directly to the opening ceremony, which, in accordance with national identity first winner, is bound to have a Japanese accent. This is one of the immutable traditions of MIFF.

Takeshi Kitano - a unique phenomenon of contemporary cinema, which clearly demonstrates a solid collection of them won awards. Now on account of a talented director than a dozen directors of works and more than 15 acclaimed Movie parts. In 1997 he received the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion for his film "Fireworks". After a while, at the same festival Special Jury Prize for Best Director was awarded the film "Zatoichi" (in Russian hire "Zatoichi"), where China also played a major role masterfully swords blind masseur.

Moscow International Film Festival will be held in Moscow from 19 to 28 June, Vesti reports.

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