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MIFF competition continue, China and Albania

June 25 2008

As many as three paintings will continue on Wednesday the main competition MIFF - "War on the other side" Chinese Li Xin, "The Visitor" American Tom McCarthy and the "Mao Tse Tung" Besnik Albanian Bysshe.

Chinese action film is set in the summer of 1937. The outbreak of military company in Japan against China in fact has divided Shanghai into two parts. Now life on opposite shores river Suzhou attending seemed in two parallel dimensions. On the northern shore of the Chinese Army soldiers are bloody battles, and on the south bank of the settlement is located, is still controlled by the Chinese Government. For residents living continues as if there was no war, they are former prosperous existence, as if unaware of what is happening right next to them. On the southern shore of the ball still governs life, while the north coast was the kingdom of death. Bridge connecting two shore closed and seems that these two parallel universes how befits laws geometry have no points intersection. Despite the fact that the picture we are talking about real historical events that took place in August of 37-year, military maneuvers and battles depart here on the second plan. This hist about war - but also hist about city and child. It was his eyes, shows this strange world of adults: human cruelty, callousness and indifference on the one hand, and the resistance of those who are willing to fight for their country's future until the end - on the other.

In the second competition Ribbon - American film "The Visitor" - the protagonist of Walter Weil, professor of economics at Connecticut College, moved to New York for a conference on the problems of globalization. Ever since his wife died, Walter had lost interest in life - he was in New York did not want to go, but at the last moment he had to replace a colleague. Walter Whaley life changes when a New York apartment he finds a pair of illegal immigrants - Syrian Tarek and Zainab from Senegal. They have nowhere to go, and Walter allows them to stay - as long as they do not find suitable accommodation. Walter quickly found common ground with the Terek and establishes friendly relations that are not too endorses wary Zainab. But, as it were - that she turns to him for help when Tarek was in police custody. Tarek as illegal immigrants, face deportation from the country, and Walter is the only one who can help. Then, to Walter and his mother has claimed the Terek River, and he has no choice but to engage in this business, have you tried all the "charm" immigration system, his native country.

The action of the third film is set in 70-ies of XX century. In a small town in Albania, in a large gypsy family comes another one, the ninth, baby. Nobody could have imagined that the birth of an unwanted boy will bring joy not only to his family but will be able to influence the fate of the entire Roma community, and, perhaps, of the country. Paternal fad called the boy's Mao Tse Tung entail a whole chain of events public and then an international scale. Who knows, maybe the chest of Mao - the type of person who would be able to shake the communist system in Albania.

30-th Moscow International Film Festival held in Moscow from 19 to 28 June. In total, the festival was attended by about 200 paintings in the main competition program - 16. РИА Новости является официальным информационным спонсором 30-го ММКФ, передает РИА Новости .

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