Russian movie studio to organize its festival in London

Russia's famous Mosfilm studio will be showing some of its best movies over a seven-day period in the British capital. This film festival, which features Soviet and Russian movies, is organized by Great Britain's modern-art institute and Mosfilm.

The Russian-film week is to open with Alexander Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev", which was chosen for the opening ceremony because it combines top-notch professionalism on the part of the film director and actors, as well as striking dramatic art, officials at the Russian Embassy in London noted.

The July 2-7 festival will feature some of the best Soviet and Russian movies, such as Mikhail Kalatozov's "The Cranes Are Flying", Grigory Chukhrai's "Ballad Of A Soldier", Karen Shakhnazarov's "Full Moon", Elem Klimov's "Come And See", Nikita Mikhalkov's "Unfinished Piece For Mechanical Piano", as well as "Star" by young film director Nikolai Lebedev and others.

Film director Karen Shakhnazarov, who also serves as Mosfilm general director, script writer Alexander Borodyansky and cameraman Vadim Yusov, who have arrived in London, will take part in this festival.

The local summer season features numerous other Russian movies, as well. On June 26 the National Gallery also started showing some of the best Soviet and Russian films. According to distributors, the "Mother Russia" season is organized by the Russia's 'Akademia Rossica' art-and-culture foundation. Russian movies are shown at a gallery hall on Saturdays; admission is free.

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