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SEVASTOPOL, March 22. /Offset. TASS Andrei Medina/. Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica will receive this year’s highest prize of the XXVI International film forum “Golden knight”, which will be held in Sevastopol from 22 to 31 may. This was reported to journalists by the President of the forum, people’s artist of Russia Nikolai Burlyaev.
“The opening film of the festival will be the picture of the famous Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica’s “On the milky road” starring himself Kusturica and Monica Bellucci. We have already said, the film he gives with great joy, and in April he’ll eventually answer, if he would be there at the opening of the forum, chances are big, because we he announced that he would be awarded the highest award of the International film forum “Golden knight” – Golden medal named after Sergei Bondarchuk for his outstanding contribution to cinema” he said .
According to burljaeva, for consideration by the selection Committee of the film forum were sent in about 300 films, selected 130 that will participate in the competition program in seven categories. It films from 30 countries, including from CIS countries, Western and Eastern Europe as well as USA, Chile, and Japan. There are also out-of-competition program, in which planned, in particular, retrospective screenings of Belarusian film Director Viktor Turov and actor Alexei Petrenko.
Burlyaev noted that the festival will gather many prominent actors. Your consent to participate in the “Golden Vityaz” gave many Russian actors, including Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Shakurov, Elena Zakharova, Sergey Makhovikov, and others from Serbia coming actress Ivan gigon, are expected to participate in the film festival one of its honorary Trustees – Director Nikita Mikhalkov.
International film forum “Golden knight” held under the motto “For moral ideals, for the elevation of human soul”. Three years ago, the leadership forum and the government of Sevastopol, signing a permanent cooperation agreement, according to which “the Golden knight” is the General provider of cultural programs in the city, after signing the contract, the film festival is regularly held in Sevastopol. In addition, the “Golden knight” brings together cinema, theatre, music, literature, visual arts and conducts its activities across Russia.