On October 6, 2021, the Central Partnership film company held its presentation at the prestigious CineEurope forum in Barcelona. Director General of the film company Vadim Vereshchagin presented a package of new products on a par with leading Hollywood and European producers.
Among them – the action-drama “World Champion” produced by Studio “TRITE” Nikita Mikhalkov, TV channel “Russia 1”, film company “Central Partnership”, with the support of the Cinema Fund. This is a film about the most dramatic and legendary match in the history of chess: the match for the world title between the reigning world champion Anatoly Karpov and the contender for this title – grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, who emigrated from the USSR a few years before this match. Movie filmed by director Alexei Sidorov (“T-34”, “Shadow Boxing”) and will be released on December 30 this year.
Another picture that Vereshchagin introduced at the presentation is the thriller “December” by the Yellow, Black and White studios, with the support of the Film Fund and the KINOPRIME Foundation about the last days of the great Russian poet Sergei Yesenin from the director Klima Shipenko… Forum participants saw a teaser trailer and video from the filming of the film.
In addition, among the new products was shown a spectacular video representing the war drama of Sergei Mokritsky “First Oscar” produced by the film company “Central Partnership”, film company “New People” with the participation of the TV channel “Russia 1” with the support of the Cinema Fund. The creators of the film were inspired by real history: the documentary film “The Defeat of the German Troops near Moscow” directed by Ilya Kopalin and Leonid Varlamov in 1943 won the first Oscar in history for Best Documentary. This was the first Oscar received by domestic filmmakers.
Also presented was the high-budget drama Magellan, a large-scale joint Russian-Spanish project that tells about the first voyage around the world, which was made by navigators Juan Sebastiancano and Fernand Magellan in the 16th century. An impressive video was presented to the viewers of the film forum.
Within the framework of the presentation, Vadim Vereshchagin presented a new project “100 years to come”. In a special video prepared for the forum participants, the creators of the team told about the world of the film. At the end of the presentation, the General Director of “Central Partnership” spoke in detail about the project under the working title “Challenge”, and also showed an exclusive video, an idea of how the process of casting, training and training of cosmonauts and the preparation of a “cinematic crew” – an actress Julia Peresild and directed by Klim Shipenko.
Summing up the results of the presentation, Vereshchagin noted: “Having first appeared at CineEurope 16 years ago, I realized that our company can present projects here along with Hollywood titans and European major players. And in 2021, Central Party is the first domestic. Our colleagues and partners from the industry, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. I hope that the presentation of our company will be a new, traditional, interesting and significant one in the program of the Barcelona Forum.
CineEurope is one of two national major studio events. Traditionally, such world famous companies as Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures take part in Barcelona. This year, for the first time in the entire 30-year history of the forum, a Russian film company took part in it.