“ Moscow “ has departured to Venicethe program 57 - go the Venetian film festival Is declared. In competition Russian f
“ Moscow “ has departured to Venice
the program 57 - go the Venetian film festival Is declared. In competition of the Russian films will not be, but they are rather widely presented in parallel sections. In particular, in the second for value after competition the program “ Cinema of today “ Alexander Zeldovich`s picture " is included; Moscow “.
the Venetian festival will open on August, 30th Klinta Eastwood`s film “ Space cowboys “ where the film cowboy with the experience acts in a leading role. Eastwood will represent also to Venice the personal retrospective show. The Venetian jury will be headed by Milosh Forman, and will enter into it among the other Samira Mahmalbaf, just carrying out similar mission on MMKF.
In competition 19 films from the different countries created by directors of different generations will be presented. A range - from 90 - summer Portuguese Manuelja de Olivejry to the young Lithuanian director, the graduate of VGIKa Sharunasa Bartasa living nowadays in France. A film of Bartasa which for a long time have become “ the “ in Europe, is called “ Freedom “ also it is made in ex - litovsko - Portuguese koproduktsii.
Among other notable names of the Venetian competition are allocated the American classic Robert Oltman (“ Doctor T and women “) and fashionable Iranian Dzhafar Panahi (“ the Circle “) . Two British pictures promise to be interesting: “ Lajm “ Stephen Frirza and “ the Man who cried “ Salli Potter. In last - the first class actor`s ensemble: Christina Richchi, Kejt Blanshett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp, and also Oleg Yankovsky. The new works will be presented by Chilean Raul Ruis living in France and the Australian immigrant from Hong Kong Clara Lo.
Hors concours will show the next film Vudi Allen, which else, apparently, has never brought the Venetian festival and regularly bakes on a masterpiece by an autumn season. The company to it Takesi Kitano, Martin Scorsese will make Claude Shabrol, Fernando Trueba and Gas Van Sent - entirely director`s stars of the first magnitude. We will add here the author popular German “ Loly “ Volumes of Tykvera and Swede Lukasa Mudissona (recently made noise a lesbian youth drama “ Fuckimg Omol “) And also one more director with the Polish surname and “ Russian trace “ - Pavel Pavlikovsky. Its new film “ the Last refuge “ it is removed in britano - Russian koproduktsii with Dinoj Korzun in a leading role.
the basic Russian contribution to the out-of-competition Venetian program becomes, undoubtedly, a film “ Moscow “. Vladimir Sorokin and Alexander Zeldovich`s scenario became several years ago literary event, and the history of shootings of this picture in itself can serve as a plot for the novel. Begun before crisis, a film about customs “ new Russian “ now it is perceived with a shade “ a retro “ but did not become from it less interesting and less provoking. Besides other advantages, it is necessary to note actor`s ensemble: Alexander Baluev, Tatyana Drubich, Natalia Koljakanova, Victor Gvozditsky, Ingeborga Dapkunajte. “ Moscow “ The Venetian festival has preferred to several other films of very known Russian directors which, in turn, have preferred to remain not named in this context.
“ Moscow “ - not a unique film from Russia which will be seen by the Venetian public and visitors of festival. George Paradzhanov (the nephew of the well-known director whom shortly before death celebrated in Venice) will show a picture “ I - the Seagull “ about actress Valentine Karavaevoj, a star of a classical film Julia Rajzmana “ Mashenka “. Sergey Ovcharov will present korotkometrazhku “ Russian stories “ from the multiseries animation project (in a short form under the name “ the Apple “ this film was already shown in Kanne). At last, one more event of festival - Alexander Sokurov`s hour video essay “ Sweet “ from it “ a Japanese series “.
a Variety of the Venetian programs this year suggests that the new director of festival Alberto Barbera conducts it in a direction from a mainstream to wider and democratic concept which was represented till now by festivals of type Rotterdam. But all the same Venice remains Venice, and the Hollywood stars for certain will not miss a case to visit the oldest in the world the festival which is passing in a city, which and not that other, as fine scenery for cinema.
ANDREY - PLAHOV