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The Moscow Film Festival kicks off

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- Darkland, Selfie, Star Boys and The Best of All Worlds are competing in the Russian gathering

The Moscow Film Festival kicks off
Darkland by Fenar Ahmad

The Moscow International Film Festival is ready to kick off its 39th edition today, 22 June, and it will then draw to a close next Thursday, 29 June.

This year, the jury in charge of giving out the Saint George Awards to the films selected in the main fiction competition includes Spanish artist and director Albert Serra, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg funding advisor Brigitta Manthey, Italian actress Ornella Muti and Finnish director-producer Jörn Donner.

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Europe is well represented in the competition, with Fenar Ahmad’s Danish thriller Darkland [+see also:
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, Spanish director Víctor García León’s Málaga-premiered comedy Selfie [+see also:
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, Finnish filmmaker Visa Koiso-Kanttila’s family drama Star Boys [+see also:
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and the German-Austrian co-production The Best of All Worlds [+see also:
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, directed by Adrian Goiginger. The rest of the films vying for the awards are the Russian titles Buy Me by Vadim Perelman, Thawed Carp by Vladimir Kott and The Bottomless Bag by Rustam Khamdamov, as well as Fikret Reyhan’s Yellow Heat (Turkey), Liang Qiao’s Crested Iris (China), Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s No Bed of Roses (Bangladesh/India), Kim Bong-han’s Ordinary Person (South Korea), Ryutaro Nakagawa’s Summer Blooms (Japan), and Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina’s Symphony for Ana (Argentina).

The festival’s documentary competition will welcome Almost There [+see also:
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 by Swiss filmmaker Jacqueline Zünd and The Paris Opera [+see also:
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, a French-Swiss co-production helmed by Jean-Stéphane Bron.

Several sidebars – namely, Spectrum, Euphoria of the Fringes, 8 ½ Films, Missing Pictures and Russian Trace – have selected an interesting number of European films, such as Calin Peter Netzer’s Ana Mon Amour [+see also:
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, Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope [+see also:
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, Bruno Dumont’s Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc [+see also:
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, Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
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and Elina Psykou’s Son of Sofia [+see also:
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, in order to give Russian audiences a peek at the continent’s current film trends.

Moreover, the festival will also save some space for European cinema in its Masters section, where the new oeuvres by Italian filmmakers Michele Placido (7 Minutes [+see also:
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) and Gianni Amelio (Holding Hands [+see also:
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) will be screened, alongside Fatih Akin’s In the Fade [+see also:
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, Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts [+see also:
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, Jacques Doillon’s Rodin [+see also:
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and Thierry Frémaux’s documentary about the Lumière brothers, Lumière ! [+see also:
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Other special programmes, such as a retrospective dedicated to Russian master Andrei Konchalovsky and a section dedicated to Russian VR pieces, round off this year’s selection.

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