PRESIDENT OF THE JURY OF THE 41ST MOSCOW FILM FESTIVAL

 

President of the jury of the 41st Moscow film festival (Main Competition) – famous Korean director Kim Kim Ki-duk

THE FORTY FIRST

 

The present MIFF is taking place at the time of deep changes in the film industry and the festival movement.

MAIN COMPETITION

 

The main competition at the Moscow Film Festival always has surprises in store, which subsequently define the trajectory of national and international cinema.

I BELIEVE

 

There is no need to go into detail while describing the importance of the Konstantin Stanislavsky Award “I Believe” at the Moscow International Film Festival...

EIGHT AND A HALF FILMS

 

The great actor Alexei Batalov once expressed a seemingly simple idea but it gets stuck in your mind precisely because of its razor-sharp precision...

SPECTRUM

 

The idea behind the Spectrum program is to broaden – geopolitically, aesthetically, formally – the boundaries of the cinematic “spectrum” which emerges in the course of the current film season. The program abounds in striking, at times provocative films which are bound to arouse discussions.

TIME OF WOMEN

 

What is women’s cinema? Film scholars have come to the conclusion that it is hard to give a precise definition of this phenomenon. It is neither a genre, nor a movement, it does not have national boundaries or clear-cut aesthetic peculiarities.

MISSING PICTURES

 

Every year the title of the program acquires new meaning. Originally this section was intended for works which for various reasons were overlooked by Russian festivals and distribution. Today the stress is on the idea that none of these films are likely to make it into national distribution.

MICHEL DEVILLE. MASTER’S DOSSIER

 

A long time ago when I was a student at VGIK, I remember reading somewhere that on the set of Michel Deville’s movies actors felt as if they were having a rest...

“LEADEN TIMES” OF ITALIAN CINEMA

 

The Italian cinema of the 60s and 70s should not be reduced to the visual fireworks of Fellini, the subtle psychodramas by Antonioni, Pasolini’s mythological chronicles or Visconti’s neo-classical frescoes...

VGIK IS 100. MAN WITH A CAMERA

 

VGIK is one hundred years old and it seems truly fantastic.

XXth CENTURY OF HUNGARIAN CINEMA

 

The Hungarian National Archive channels a lot of effort into restoring old films, bringing them back to new life, allowing the new generation of viewers to see the masterpieces. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hungarian film classic Zolt?n F?bri all his movies were restored in 2017. Now the leading world film festivals include many of them into their programs.

EUPHORIA OF ILLUSIONS

 

This year the traditional MIFF program centers on movies about characters possessed by strong emotions and fixed ideas.

FREE THOUGHT

 

In the case of our Festival we can often predict the winners. This year is no exception. The film which won the main Spanish film award Goya was seen by our viewers a year earlier. It was “The Silence of Others” by Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo.

PATHS OF TURKISH CINEMA

 

As part of the cultural program of the Year of Turkish Culture and Tourism in Russia the 41st MIFF in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey offers a retrospective of contemporary Turkish movies.

President of the jury of the 41st Moscow film festival (Main Competition) – famous Korean director Kim Kim Ki-duk >>

The main competition at the Moscow Film Festival always has surprises in store, which subsequently define the trajectory of national and international cinema. >>

The great actor Alexei Batalov once expressed a seemingly simple idea but it gets stuck in your mind precisely because of its razor-sharp precision... >>

What is women’s cinema? Film scholars have come to the conclusion that it is hard to give a precise definition of this phenomenon. It is neither a genre, nor a movement, it does not have national boundaries or clear-cut aesthetic peculiarities. >>

A long time ago when I was a student at VGIK, I remember reading somewhere that on the set of Michel Deville’s movies actors felt as if they were having a rest... >>

VGIK is one hundred years old and it seems truly fantastic. >>

This year the traditional MIFF program centers on movies about characters possessed by strong emotions and fixed ideas. >>

As part of the cultural program of the Year of Turkish Culture and Tourism in Russia the 41st MIFF in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey offers a retrospective of contemporary Turkish movies. >>

The present MIFF is taking place at the time of deep changes in the film industry and the festival movement. >>

There is no need to go into detail while describing the importance of the Konstantin Stanislavsky Award “I Believe” at the Moscow International Film Festival... >>

The idea behind the Spectrum program is to broaden – geopolitically, aesthetically, formally – the boundaries of the cinematic “spectrum” which emerges in the course of the current film season. The program abounds in striking, at times provocative films which are bound to arouse discussions. >>

Every year the title of the program acquires new meaning. Originally this section was intended for works which for various reasons were overlooked by Russian festivals and distribution. Today the stress is on the idea that none of these films are likely to make it into national distribution. >>

The Italian cinema of the 60s and 70s should not be reduced to the visual fireworks of Fellini, the subtle psychodramas by Antonioni, Pasolini’s mythological chronicles or Visconti’s neo-classical frescoes... >>

The Hungarian National Archive channels a lot of effort into restoring old films, bringing them back to new life, allowing the new generation of viewers to see the masterpieces. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hungarian film classic Zolt?n F?bri all his movies were restored in 2017. Now the leading world film festivals include many of them into their programs. >>

In the case of our Festival we can often predict the winners. This year is no exception. The film which won the main Spanish film award Goya was seen by our viewers a year earlier. It was “The Silence of Others” by Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo. >>