EKATERINBURG, October 12. / TASS /. The new film by Alexei Fedorchenko “The Last” Sweet Bulgaria “will be presented at the opening of the XXXII Open Festival of Documentary Films” Russia “in Yekaterinburg on 15 October.
In 2021 Fedorchenko headed the jury of the competition. The festival will take place from 15 to 20 October, 62 films are shortlisted – 31 films in the documentary competition and 31 films in the television documentary competition.
“At the opening of the festival” Russia “will show a new film by Alexei Fedorchenko” The Last “Sweet Bulgaria”. <…> The grand opening of the festival will take place on October 15 at the Sverdlovsk State Children’s Philharmonic, “the press service said.
The premiere of the film took place in the spring at the Moscow International Film Festival, the film won two awards – the Silver George prize for the best director’s work and a diploma from the Federation of Cinema Clubs of Russia. “The script of the film was written based on the story of Mikhail Zoshchenko” Before the Sunrise “in a rare genre – psychoanalytic detective. By a strange death, Etz is trying to find the true cause of his death,” – said the press service.
In addition, a new documentary film by Andrei Konchalovsky will be shown in the competition program of the festival. The competition program also included paintings by Sergei Debizhev, Andrei Osipov, Evgeny Golynkin, Valery Timoshchenko, Irina Vasilyeva, Andrei Istratov, Pavel and Konstantin Selin, Vladimir and Ivan Golovnev, Elena Dubkova, Marina Chuvaylova and others. Screenings of the competition program will be held in the halls, cinema and the library center “Yekaterinburg”, as well as organize online broadcast of films and festival events.
Also within the framework of the festival there will be a national premiere of the film “Dostoevsky Intercontinental” and a special demonstration documentary film “Russia – Phoenix” by the “SNEGA” film company. “Films selected for participation in the festival reveal a variety of aspects of life: the authors talk about the pursuit of the Yeti, volunteer activities, sports achievements of figure skaters and powerlifters, returning to their homeland, and revealing portraits of a Russian person.” <…> In addition to the competitive films, the festival will show information and special programs: science fiction writers will see the Science and Technology film magazine produced in the 1930s from the collection of the Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents, the new film magazine I Want to Know Everything! film studio them. SA Gerasimov, a film directed by Dziga Vertov, will show films of directors from Brazil, India, China and Great Britain, South Africa in the TV program of the BRICS countries, “the organizers said.
About the festival
The “Russia” festival has been held in Yekaterinburg since 1988. It ranks among the best film forums in the country, along with the Kinotavr and Message to Man film festivals.
Over the years, the chairmen of the festival jury were Elem Klimov, Gleb Panfilov, Alexander Mitta, Sergey Puskepalis, Vladimir Menshov. In 2021, the jury is directed by director Alexei Fedorchenko, the jury includes director Aibek Daiyrbekov, director Anna Dranitsyna, writer Roman Senchin and director Vadim Tsalikov. Alexander Kapkov, writer Alexander Kondrashov and chief editor of the documentary screening department of the Russia-Culture TV channel Vsevolod Korshunov.
The festival will take place in the House of Cinema and the Library Center “Yekaterinburg”, the Cultural and Educational Center “Tsarsky”, the Yekaterinburg Zoo, as well as at venues in Nizhny Tagil, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Verkhny Tagil, Nevyansk, Revda, Degtyarsk, Polevskoy, Novouralsk and the village of Taralsk.