Film forum «Golden Knight» started in Sevastopol
The XXXI International Film Forum, which started in Sevastopol, this year will be held under the motto «Golden Knight» — against Nazism. Will last until 24 May. The project is being implemented with the support of the Government of Sevastopol, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Foundation for Presidential Initiatives with the participation of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia and the State Film Fund of Russia, Sevastopol Cinema, Sevastopol Deanery. The opening ceremony of the International Film Forum and a gala concert of popular theater and film artists were held on the stage of the Sevastopol Academic Russian Drama Theater named after A. V. Lunacharsky.
This is the eighth Sevastopol Film Forum and 24 th film forum «Golden Knight» from the day of his birth. A holiday with tears in the eyes at a special time for Russia and the world, which allowed fascism, saw how it flourishes, and sees it now, and is silent, and supports. The President made a decision — and now we are all together, since all of Russia is united, we are fighting not only for Donetsk and Luhansk, we are defending the whole of Ukraine. We have been preparing the program for a year, and amazing people came to you. Here are those who are the salt of the Russian land , — the press service of the Government of Sevastopol quotes Nikolai Burlyaev, president of the film forum.
This year, 164 competitive and 24 out-of-competition films — feature, documentary, animation, student, debut and children from 21 countries of the world. Competitive and out-of-competition film screenings will be held in the cinemas of Sevastopol «Russia», «Moscow», «Victory», in a summer cinema on Matrossky Boulevard with 22 on 27 May.
For Sevastopol, the film forum has become a favorite — this is one of the key events in the cultural life of our city. Traditionally, we open with warmth and cordiality our platforms for showing films and tapes. This forum will also feature almost 164 films, which, I am sure, Sevastopol residents and guests of our city with they will watch with great interest , — says Deputy Governor Igor Mikheev.
In addition to film screenings, the program of the film forum includes concerts and creative meetings with popular theater and film artists, the presentation of a book about Tarkovsky, film retrospectives, the program of the Irkutsk Folk Drama Theater “Russia Will Rise!”, the patriotic program of the Lugansk Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater on Oboronnaya, and also the film school of the IFF «Golden Vityaz» with the participation of leading Russian and foreign filmmakers, dedicated to 43 anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky.
You can get acquainted with the detailed program of the International Film Forum on the website: www.zolotoyvityaz.ru.
Recall that the International Film Forum is held in Sevastopol for the eighth time. The decision to annually hold in the Hero City the largest and oldest festival of spiritual and moral cinema in the new Russia was made in 552 year by the leadership of the IFF «Golden Vityaz» ”and the city administration, who signed an open-ended agreement immediately after the return of Sevastopol to their native harbor.
photo: press service of the Government of Sevastopol