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April 16 2008

From 7 to 15 June 2008 in Sochi will host the 19 th Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr. Film the opening ceremony will be filming the story of Valentin Rasputin's "Live and Remember" by Alexander Proshkin. And there's a chance that his film "Let there be light" on the closing day of the festival will present himself, Martin Scorsese.

Concert Rolling Stones, made by American filmmaker, of course, in competition "Kinotavr" will not participate, but the possible arrival of master can dream that it was Martin Scorsese will present the award for best film. While the 15 competition titles announced six of them - four debut.

Festival guide in the person of the general producer Igor Tolstunov and chairman of the board of trustees of Alexander Rodnyansky the artistic policies of the festival tries not to interfere. Films, who produced for themselves how and movies their friends, "for through connections" are not pushing. They are now very different concerns - prices. They are in Sochi is already blacker than any night.

In 2005, when the new team acquired Kinotavr from its founder Mark Rudinstein, government support of the festival was about 330,000 cu Its enough to cover about half of all costs. By 2008 charge for air travel, hotel service in the "Pearl" and the content of the festival as a whole has grown so much that state aid has remained stagnant, is sufficient only for ten percent of the needs of "Kinotavr". The remaining money organizing committee and board of trustees get from sponsors. Last year, for example, the most fashionable clothes at the festival were T-shirts in black and yellow stripes. Since the domestic mobile operator, providing nearly 50 percent of the budget, took care to members and guests "Kinotavr" at least once a day, quoting the famous dialogue: "It is beautiful float. - Who? - There is the group in striped bikini ...

Alexander Rodnyansky hinted that this year's festival widely celebrated the centenary of the Russian film industry, as guests of honor will be all the elders of the national cinema. Young contestants - directors and actors - will be useful to have an informal talk with the idols of his childhood. Among the programs is necessary to note the traditional nightly movie screenings in the open air concerts, a retrospective of "25 best Soviet films of the second half of the twentieth century, film market, and professional discussions. Festival for several years has positioned itself as a creative laboratory. And it is the result - last year, producers are publicly presented their projects, listened to the views of colleagues, and this year their films - a competitive program. For example, the production company "New People" will be the directorial debut of cinematographer Sergei Mokritsky "Four Ages of Love" with Leah Akhedzhakova, Igor Yasulovich, Elena Morozova, Alexey Serebryakov, Yulia Rutberg and Kirill Serebrennikov film "Yuri's Day" with Ksenia Rappoport.

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