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The Fresh Demonstrations of My Movies of Brodsky and Akhmatova

As the feedback is so perceptible for me as the director-essayist of shortcuts dedicated to poetry and poets, I ponder that I have to add fresh annotations or at least commentaries sufficient to characterize further directions of my work as of a cinematographer. My "Carmine Frescoes of Joseph Brodsky: the Venetian Sheen" gathered a harvest of attention, and I have a bit to tell you of, concerning fresh demonstrations and the definite recognition of the genre that I invented for my up ...

IV KIFF programs

This year IV Kiev International Film Festival will be dedicated to the family cinema and will consist of two competitions: family and animated features and three non-competitive programs: "Music in Focus" (movies about musicians, cinema-koncerts etc.), "The Best Comedies of 2011-2012" and "Sport in Action". Now we are selecting the best movies of the last two years (2011-2012) to these programs. So we'll be glad to get your creations till 15-th of August to our post address: 03057, Kiev, Prospekt Peremogy, 44, Dovzhenko's Motion Film Studio, office 4 or write to us by e-mail: or (Program Department).

The Cox's Beach International Film Festival founder Bibesh Roy

Bibesh Roy is The Cox's Beach International Film Festival founder, he is also CEO at JATRA School of Performing Arts Executive Director at Media Foundation CEO at Praxis Production Executive Director at International Academy of Film and Media President at Motion Cine Club Secretary Genarel at Sergei Bondarchuk Film Club Advisor at Woman Film Society of Bangladesh ...

Film Series, Soviet History Through Soviet Film, starts tonight, Jan. 17!

Calling all cineastes! There's a film series starting tonight from a part of the world that's had an huge influence on South East Europe, so I wanted to alert you. It's being put on by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies. The first film is tonight:   Date:   Tues., Jan. 17, 2011 Time:   6:30pm Place:   UCLA, 11630F Charles E. Young Research Library Park:    Structure 3 (off Sunset) Walk south past Melnitz Hall and the Broad Art...

Eisenstein’s October with Edmund Meisel’s Original Score to premiere in Berlin

Premiere of the Newly Restored Version of Eisenstein’s October with Edmund Meisel’s Original ScoreOn February 10, 2012, the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will present the premiere of the reconstructed version of October (Oktjabr, USSR 1928, directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein) at the Friedrichstadt-Palast. Conducted by Frank Strobel, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform the original score as composed by Edmund Meisel. The screening is a Berlinale Special presentation and p...

THE 30th PORDENONE silent film festival

    THE 30th PORDENONE SILENT FILM FESTIVAL Pordenone (Italy), Teatro Comunale G. Verdi, 1-8 October 2011   To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Giornate del Cinema Muto / Pordenone Silent Film Festival (1-8 October 2011) offers this year a particularly strong and varied programme.   One of the most anticipated events is the international première of the recently rediscovered first three reels of Graham Cutts' The White Shadow (1924), t...

Carmine Frescoes of Joseph Brodsky: the Venetian Sheen

Director: Anna Polibina-Polansky.
The movie is entirely dedicated to the late period of the life of Joseph Brodsky and to his "venetian" days. Fantasies are totally fed by the real facts from the biography of the poet.

My Note to the Writers' Guild of America

I am Anna Polibina, a script writer and an art house film director from Moscow. Today I am glad to introduce my new play to You."by ANNA POLIBINA, the Moscow City The monoscript of an allegoric film (in English) is based at the remembrances about Brodsky from the part of his friends - those my acquaintances, teachers and colleagues whom I personally remember. My poetic translations from Brodsky were once approved by Golyshev, Rein, Tsvetkov, K...

Cannes Day 11

In Competition The Exodus - Burnt By The Sun 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov 8.30 19.00 Synopsis 1941. Five years have passed since the destinies of General Kotov and his family were irrevocably changed. At the beginning of the war, Kotov miraculously escapes from the camp to which he was sentenced. Still formally a convict, he is eventually sent to a penalty battalion and goes to the front. On the battlefield, he fights the Germans mercilessly. After being gravely wounded, Kotov earns the rig...

In Competition: The Exodus - Burnt By The Sun 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov

Synopsis 1941. Five years have passed since the destinies of General Kotov and his family were irrevocably changed. At the beginning of the war, Kotov miraculously escapes from the camp to which he was sentenced. Still formally a convict, he is eventually sent to a penalty battalion and goes to the front. On the battlefield, he fights the Germans mercilessly. After being gravely wounded, Kotov earns the right to transfer to a regular army unit but, believing his wife Maroussia and daughter ...


Director: Helga Landauer.
The 20th Century begins. Carefree people roam from one attraction to another, laughing, flirting, renting boats and carriages, betting, smoking, playing with sand, changing clothes, flirting. As they circle around seashore parks and streets, they look for more diversions. They are seeking for ways to distract themselves from the fact that the war is about to start, that the summer is coming to an end, that they are long dead

Russian Film Festival in London

2nd RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL 18-28 September, London Building on the success of the 1st Russian Film Festival, Academia Rossica is now launching Russian Film Festival 2008. ProgrammeThe main programme will present the very best of internationally-acclaimed new Russian cinema. It will include London premieres of 10 films that have received awards at international and national film festivals in 2007-2008. Documentary and animation films, as well as shorts will complement the main programme. In showca...

DOK Leipzig celebrates its 50th anniversary

This year, DOK Leipzig celebrates its 50th anniversary! It’s the right time to look back and experience once again the most important, disputed and beautiful films in our retrospective; the right time also to invite and celebrate with all those, who have followed and shaped the festival over the years. And it is the right time to recall experiences and events that were not in the spotlight, but took place ‘behind the scenens’. Over the past 50 years the festival saw enthusiastic as well as...

European Cinema at the Vancouver Festival: for good film, look east

The organizers at Vancouver’s International Film Festival were rightly pleased as they wrapped up. The Festival has generated enormous public interest and, in particular, put the spotlight on some deserving films. The audience award went to ‘The lives of others’, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s thriller about surveillance in the former East Germany, and Vancouver’s very own Douglas Coupland-scripted ‘Everything’s Gone Green’ scooped the Western Canada Feature Film Award. Even ...

Gerasimov name honored in main Russian film school

ТНЕ RUSSIAN FEDERATION STATE INSTITUTE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (VGIK) named after S.A. GerasimovThe Basic methods of professional training were worked out by Lev Kuleshov,Sergey Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Alexandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Romm, Eduard Tisse, Anatoliy Golovnya and others.Among VGIK's graduates are: A.Tarkovsky, Vasily Shukshin, Mikhail Kalatozov, Tengiz Abuladze, Sergey Bondarchuk, Sergey Parajanov, Otar Ioseliani, Sergey Rostozky, Grigory Chukhrai, Vyaheslav Tihkonov, ...

Nikita Mikalkov presides over Moscow fest

The Moscow International Film Festival is held since 1959 and has since become one of the most representative and prestigious film events in the world. In 1972 the MIFF was registered by the International Association of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a "class A festival" alongside forums in Berlin, the Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice. The constitutor of the Moscow International Film Festival is the Government of Russia. Among the winners of the Moscow Film Festival in different years w...


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