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Maria Lemesheva: The national cinema has proved that it is popular abroad


Maria Lemesheva, editor-in-chief of the first in Russia glossy magazine about cinema “KinoReporter” (Cinema Reporter), highlighted the importance of the award, which was granted to Andrei Konchalovsky’s drama “Dear Comrades!” at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. The jury, led by Australian actress Cate Blanchett, awarded the film with a special prize. The film features […]


Russian film with non-professional actors won the parallel competition of the 77th Venice Film Festival

“The Whaler” by Russian director Philip Yuriev won the parallel program of auteur films “Venetian Days” (Giornate degli autori) at the 77th Venice Film Festival. The film was shot in Chukotka with non-professional actors. “The Whaler” is the director’s debut feature film. In his opinion, watching non-professional actors is much more interesting than famous actors […]


Moscow will host open meetings with famous artists


At the Academy of Cinematographic and Theater Arts of Nikita Mikhalkov the traditional autumn series of artistic meetings and workshops began from September 10, with participation of prominent figures in cinema, theater, music, visual arts and folk art, as well as classes in theater arts. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to […]


Yuri Bashmet joined the committee of St. Petersburg Cultural Forum


Violist, conductor, Honored Artist of the USSR, Vice-President of the Council of Russian Union of Rightholders Yuri Bashmet joined the organizing committee for the holding and preparation of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The committee also includes Russian Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova, Presidential Adviser for Culture Vladimir Tolstoy, Director of the Russian Seasons project […]


Alexey Uchitel plans to make a film about Pushkin


Alexei Uchitel, a Russian director, member of the Council of Russian Union of Rightholders, and Julian Henry Lowenfeld, a poet and translator from the USA, want to make a film about Alexander Pushkin. Henry Lowenfeld told about this to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova, who supported Lowenfeld’s large-scale project called […]


The Ministry of Culture held a meeting with the leaders of film making industry


The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova held a working meeting with representatives of Russian film companies and film studios in the video conference format. The participants discussed, in particular, the prospects for release of Russian and foreign films in the current situation. The Minister emphasized the importance of interaction between all […]


Yuri Bashmet: “Culture will react powerfully to what is happening in the world”


Today, Russia must maintain that high artistic level that has put the country to the top position in the world for more than 200 years, Yuri Bashmet, Honored Artist of the USSR, viola player and conductor, Vice-President of the Council of Russian Union of Rightholders, said in an interview with the “Izvestia” newspaper. According to […]


In 2019, Russian films raised more than $50 million in foreign box office


The box office of Russian films abroad over the past five years has grown 3.5 times, in 2019 they amounted to more than $50 million, according to an informational and analytical study of ‘Russian Film Industry – 2019’ Cinema Foundation. Experts indicate that over the past five years, the number of countries importing Russian audiovisual […]


Daniil Kramer performed at Doctor Jazz Party online festival


Pianist Daniil Kramer, member of the Council of Russian Union of Rightholders, took part in the online charity marathon Doctor Jazz Party, which took place on April 30, the International Jazz Day. The marathon was organized by Russia Today news agency, Krasny Kvadrat media group and Koktebel Jazz Party international jazz festival with the support […]