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Westwind lands in Russia to promote European films

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- The initiative, supported by the MEDIA programme, will try to repeat last year’s success at promoting European cinema in Russia

Westwind lands in Russia to promote European films
Labyrinth of Lies by Giulio Ricciarelli

Westwind has made its way to Russia for the fourth time to promote European cinema using the commercial pull of high-quality titles that have represented the continent in the race for previous years’ Best Foreign-language Film Oscar. This European Film Promotion-run initiative aims to attract Russian audiences and assist these films penetrate the nation’s market.

The event began today and will run until 23 October, with films being screened at the Angleterre Cinema in Saint Petersburg. Titles from the event will also be hosted simultaneously on Russia’s largest online VoD platform, ivi. Westwind is financially supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme and the participating EFP member organisations.

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Last year’s edition of Westwind was very successful, especially on ivi, hosting previous years’ European Oscar submissions, for approximately 2.226 million views across the country. This year, similar success is expected for the VoD platform, with a programme that includes such well-known titles as The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]
by Jaco van Dormael, Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
by László Nemes and Clouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
by Olivier Assayas.

Meanwhile, at the Saint Petersburg screenings, other European titles will be showcased, such as Rams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grimur Hakonarson
film profile
]
by Grímur Hákonarson, Baby(a)lone [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Donato Rotunno
film profile
]
by Donato Rotunno, Labyrinth of Lies [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
film profile
]
by Giulio Ricciarelli, Aferim! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]
by Radu Jude, Arabian Nights - Volume 2, The Desolate One [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
by Miguel Gomes and Viva [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Paddy Breathnach.

Two Russian premieres will take place at Saint Petersburg as well: the Danish-Swedish co-production Walk With Me [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Lisa Ohlin, and Adult Life Skills (2016) by British writer-director Rachel Tunnard.

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