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RUSSIAN PAVILLON PROGRAM CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Wednesday, May 0915.00 - 15.30Gala Opening of the Russian Pavilion 2018 Program AnnouncementSpeakers:Katya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEOAnton Malyshev, Russian Cinema Fund Executive DirectorSergey Dvortsevoy, director of AYKA, Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film FestivalIlya Stewart, producer of SUMMER by Kirill Serebrennikov, Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film FestivalIgor Poplaukhin, director of CALENDAR, Cinéfondation Shorts Section.15.30-15.40Iskusstvo Kino, Speed PitchSpeakerAnton Dolin, Editor-in-ChiefCurated by Anna Miroshina15.40-16.00Press call16.00-16.30Champagne & entrées22.00Gala screening of Summer by Kirill Serebrinnikov, Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Grand Théâtre Lumière, Palais des Festivals (129 min.)Thursday, May 108.30Press screening of Summer by Kirill Serebrinnikov, Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (129 min.)14.30 - 15.00Presentation of 1968.Digital - first mobile documentary seriesSpeakers:Mikhail Zygar, creator, screenwriter, directorTimur Bekmambetov, producerKaren Shainyan, co-creator and executive producerCurated by Dmitry Kabanov15.00 - 15.10Press call15.10 - 15.30Presentation of Rabbit PawThe project will be presented by the director Nana Dzhordzhadze, producer Yuliya Sobolevskaya, and screenwriter Irina Mariychuk.Curated by Anna Miroshina15.30Champagne & entréesFriday, May 119.00 – 11.00Russia in Focus (within the framework of the Producers Network)At the Plage des Palmes (Village International) ROSKINO CEO Katya Mtsitouridze introduces six upcoming producers from Russia with projects of great co-production and international distribution potential (open for registered participants of the Producers Network).Boris Mashkovtsev, Soyuzmultfilm StudioEkaterina Mikhailova, Vega FilmMila Rozanova, New People Film CompanyEkaterina Tarbo-Ignatenko, Viva FilmsEkaterina Filippova, Pan Atlantic Film CompanySergey Yakhontov, Stereotactic StudioCurated by Dmitriy Kabanov and Anastasia Zabrodina14.00 -14.3058,5 PRODUCTION Studio Showcase, presentation of the project THE ETERNAL LIFE OF ALEXANDER CHRISTOFOROV Speakers:Aleksei Guskov, producer and actorIgor Ugolnikov, actorCurated by Dmitry Kabanov14.30 - 14.40Press call14.40 - 15.10VOENFILM Studio Showcase. Presentation of the projects Last Frontier. They Fought for Moscow and Saving PushkinSpeakersIgor Ugolnikov, general producerEvgeniy Ayzikovich, creative producerEduard Pichugin, producer, General Director of Lenfilm StudiosCurated by Anastasia Zabrodina15.10 - 15.20Press call15.20Champagne & entréesSaturday, May 1215.00 - 15.40Moscow Film Commission PresentationSpeakers and Experts:Vladimir Filippov, Deputy Head of the Moscow Department of CultureKatya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEO, creator of the Moscow in Motion projectEvgeny Gerasimov, Head of the Commission for Culture and Mass Communications of the Moscow City DumaSvetlana Maksimchenko, Moscow Cinema CEO, Secretary-General of the Moscow Film CommissionAnton Lange, photographer, co-creator of the Moscow in Motion projectValeriy Kupeev, Head of the International Department of the Moscow Film CommissionGuest Speaker:Jess Conoplia, AFCI PresidentCurated by Anastasia Zabrodina and Franck Priot15.40 – 16.00 Press call16.00Champagne & entréesSunday, May 1314.30 - 14.50Presentation of the English version of RUSSIAN FILM INDUSTRY 2017, the Russian Cinema Fund analytic reportSpeakers:Anton Malyshev, Russian Cinema Fund Executive DirectorLarisa Yusipova, Russian Cinema Fund Story EditorCurated by Anna Miroshina14.50 - 15.00Press call15.00 - 15.30 Big Cinema Studio Showcase. Presentation of UnforgivenSpeakers:Sarik Andreasyan, directorDmirtiy Nagiev, actorGevond Andreasyan, producerArmen Ananikyan, producerCurated by Dmitry Kabanov and Anna Ryasik15.30 - 16.00Press call16.00Champagne & entréesMonday, May 1414.00 - 14.40Global Film Showcase presented by Cloud 21 International, ROSKINO and Kultura PR InternationalPanel on global film industry trends with a focus on topical issues of gender equality, women’s empowerment, documentary filmmaking boom, and international co-productions.Entrance upon registration: http:gfscannes2018.eventbrite.comSpeakers:Sariann Monaco, ActressProducerKatya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEO, film expert Channel OneDavid Raynor, FilmmakerFounder, Bad Hat FilmsSue Vicory, FilmmakerFounder, Heartland Films, Inc.Debbie Vandermeulen, CEO, Fusion FeaturesModerated by Eileen Tasca, Indie Entertainment MagazineCurated by Anna Ryasik, Gotham Chandna, Nicole Goesseringer Muj14.40 - 15.00Press call15.00Champagne & entréesTuesday, May 1515.00 - 15.30Presentation of SOBCHAK’S CASE documentary projectSpeakers:Xenia Sobchak, screenwriter, journalistVera Krichevskaya, directorNino Maisaia, producerModerated by Katya MtsitouridzeCurated by Natalia Adamova15.30 - 16.00Press call16.00Champagne & entréesWednesday, May 1614.30 – 14.50Press conference of the Russian participants, Official Selection of the 71st Festival de CannesCalendar by Igor Poplaukhin, Cinéfondation shorts sectionSpeaker: Igor Poplaukhin, directorNormal by Michael Borodin, La Semaine de la Critique sectionSpeakers:Mikhail Borodin, directorValentin Rogatin, screenwriter, producerModerated by Andrei PlakhovCurated by Natalia Adamova14.50 – 15.00Press call15.00 - 15.30GLOBAL RUSSIANS 2018 Presentation with the participation of filmmakers and expert board membersROSKINO’s annual selection of best Russian shorts also featured in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Marché du Film. This year’s format is a 1-minute Instagram video dedicated to the city of Moscow.Alicia directed by Boris MilovanovMoscow in 60 Seconds directed by Sergey NikolaevMoscow-Paris Repairs directed by Maria ShalaevaSoviet Soldier as a Symbol of Victory directed by Anton Olshevsky aka TonyLaPronI Wish You Were Here directed by Vladimir Petrushin aka Vladimir FaradayGLOBAL RUSSIANS 2018 Jury:Vasily Koretsky, film critic, Colta.ru, Vogue RussiaKatya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEO, film expert Channel OneMikhail Druyan, producerDenis Ruzayev, film critic, Lenta.ru, Rambler.ruYouri Hazanov, Head of YouTube Partnerships, Russia, Israel, Ukraine & CISCurated by Dmitry Kabanov and Anna RyasikCoordinated by Anna Miroshina and Anastasia Zabrodina15.30 – 16.00Press call16.00Champagne & entréesFriday, May 1811.00Press screening of Ayka by Sergey Dvortsevoy), Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Buñuel Theatre, Palais des Festivals (100 min.)16.00Gala screening of Ayka by Sergey Dvortsevoy), Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Grand Théâtre Lumière, Palais des Festivals (100 min.)16.30Press screening of Ayka by Sergey Dvortsevoy, Main Competition of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Bazin Theatre, Palais des Festivals (100 min.) The program is subject to change.Please check ROSKINO.ORG and RUSPAV.COM for updates

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RUSSIAN COMPANIES AT THE CANNES PRODUCERS NETWORK The Cannes International Marché du Film is taking place from May 8 to May 19, 2018 in parallel to the Festival.ROSKINO supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation along with the Moscow City Government is bringing a considerable Russian delegation with the help of its strategic partner Aeroflot Russian Airlines PJSC.ROSKINO has been a partner of the Producers Network for 7 years. Each year the event welcomes more than 500 producers from 100 countries that look for possibilities of international co-production.The Producers Network is an exclusive program for producers designed to facilitate international networking and encourage international co-production of pre-selected projects. It offers a unique opportunity to present internationally oriented projects and boost their opportunities through meetings with potential partners, private and public film funds. The networking events consist of daily breakfast meetings with special guests, presentations within the industry program and personal meetings with leading professionals.Roskino is bringing six young producers to participate in the Producers Network Country Spotlight at Plage des Palmes in the Village International. On May 11 the spotlight will be turned on Russia and Russian participants will be in the center of attention. The Focus on Russia special will open with a short showreel presenting each participant.Ekaterina Filippova will be representing Pan Atlantic, an independent studio that started with Alexander Veledinsky’s Just the Two of Us, selected for the Cannes Un Certain Regard section in 2001. This time Pan Atlantic is pitching The Man Who Surprised Everyone, a RussianFrenchEstonian co-production helmed by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov.Ekaterina Filippova, Pan Atlantic Studio:‘It is not my first time at the Producers Network. I think it is a very efficient and prestigious platform that allows to build up co-production resources and all kinds of networks, both professional and personal. Moreover, any Cannes event is incredibly full of energy. It is really great of Roskino to support this initiative so important for the international integration of Russian arthouse cinema. By some miracle earlier this year we have already won a traveling subsidy at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum where we pitched out project at the Work-in-Progress lab. The Man Who Surprised Everyone is currently in post-production, owing to the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, The Estonian Film Institute, and Eurimages. We hope that our participation in the HAF Goes to Cannes special section will draw the attention of buyers, distributors, and festival programmers.’Mila Rozanova will be representing New People Film Company. The studio’s portfolio features Sergey Mokritsky’s Battle for Sevastopol and Four Ages of Love, Kirill Serebrennikov’s Playing the Victim and Yuri’s Day, Ivan Tverdovsky’s Zoology, and My Dad Is Baryshnikov, a teenage drama by Dmitry Povolotsky and Mark Drugoi. The company is looking for partners interested in Ivan Tverdovsky’s latest film Jumpman.Mila Rozanova, New People Film CompanyWe are glad to be a part of the Focus on Russia special at the Producers Network. It is nice to know that our international colleagues are interested in what we are doing and we hope the level of our films and directors keeps growing. And of course we owe special thanks to Roskino for the initiative and for the unfailing support of Russian projects around the globe.’Vega Film, a Moscow and Oslo-based production company with a focus on features and documentaries, is showcasing Andrey Troitsky’s film Dolls.Katerina Mikhailova, Vega Film CEO‘For me Roskino and Cannes are interconnected. I first came here upon the invitation of Katya Mtsitouridze, Roskino CEO. It feels nice to have a home at the Festival. This is how I see the Russian pavilion, a place where I can always invite my new friends and partners.’Sergey Yakhontov joins the Producers Network to present Stereotactic’s new film The Snow Way. Stereotactic is an independent youth-oriented creative team famous for its award-winning commercials, documentaries, and shorts, including the acclaimed action short Lalay-Balalay. Yakhontov’s own CV features producing Peter Buslov’s Motherland and executive producing Roman Prygunov’s Soulless 2.Sergey Yakhontov, Stereotactic:‘Roskino makes a great job of the Producers Network presentation. The attention of the whole world is now turned to the post-Soviet cultural territories and Western producers are really interested in Russian films. However, reliable information is hard to come by while legends rule supreme. A well set-up series of personal encounters at the Cannes market will provide a development strategy for the whole industry. We are really glad to be a part of it.’Viva Films, a Moscow-based studio focusing on international co-productions, will be showcasing two projects. The first one is Inhale-Exhale aka 43, a RussianGeorgian feature film by Dito Tsintadze that has won the Works in Progress Baltic View award in Tallinn as well as the Eurimages support. The second one is Crystal Swan by Darya Zhuk, another recipient of the Baltic Event Works & Progress award as well as a Work & Progress Tribeca Film Institute grant. Both features will be presented by the producer Katerina Tarbo-Ignatenko and the actressproducer Nadezhda Gorshkova who are also bringing a film student shorts anthology.Katerina Tarbo-Ignatenko, Viva Films:‘Roskino and Katya Mtsitouridze personally make an outstanding, invaluable contribution to the future of Russian cinema. Just to think that Roskino turned 90 in 2014! Few people recall it, and fewer still are aware of the fact that only the support of Roskino makes it possible for Russian projects to participate in AFM, EFM, Marché du Film and Mipcom, to get promotion at international festivals and markets in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Hong Kong, Toronto and other key trade hubs that pave the way for upcoming talents. I do not know anyone else who would be taking on similar initiatives.If not for Katya and her team I would never have ended up in the Russian pavilion in Cannes four years ago with my very first project of an international anthology. But Roskino believed in me and gave me a chance. If it were not for this keen and efficient team, I would never have got access to the wonderful opportunities of the Producers Network that allowed us to launch a Russian-US co-production. Roskino offers not only an essential framework for the whole Russian film industry but also a very enthusiastic personal support for all of us who want to make quality films and be proud of representing our own country.The Producers Network in itself is a warranty of success. During my first visit last year I acquired a larger network of potential partners and industry contacts than in all the previous years in Russia, in spite of a long working experience with a major distributor. Producers Network allows you to address top industry professionals personally and provides the festive environment of the world’s best festival with its beautiful business breakfasts and one-to-one appointments that are far better than any office. Moreover, it is an incredibly fruitful initiative where hundreds of professionals find each other and get an incredible amount of reliable information. I am happy and honoured to be a part of it!’The director of Soyuzmultfilm Boris Mahskovtsev will be showcasing the studio’s new titles: Smart Clay Numbers by Sergey Merinov, Orange Cow by Maria Koneva and Irina Elshanskaya, Chequered Zebra by Andrey Kuznetsov, Pirate School by Alexey Lebedev and Hoffmaniada by Stanislav Sokolov. Since 1936 Soyuzmultfilm remains the biggest animation studio in Russia with a library of over 1500 titles in various techniques, many of them among the world’s golden classics and most of them an essential part of the national cultural identity.Boris Mashkovtsev, Soyuzmultfilm:‘For Soyuzmultfilm taking part in Producers Network means telling the world we are ready for international cooperations. We are grateful to Roskino for sharing our belief in our films’ potential. For the Russian people our cartoons are an intrinsic part of the cultural DNA but we are well aware that for the rest of the world animation is a truly international language. And co-production offers a useful tool for discovering state-of-the-art trends and techniques. Most importantly, this year we are presenting Stanislav Sokolov’s stop motion feature Hoffmaniada that is essentially building a bridge from the classical Soyuzmultfilm era to the present and from Russian culture to Europe.’

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IN ANTICIPATION OF THE 71ST FESTIVAL DE CANNES “Leto” (Summer) movie directed by Kirill Serebrennikov is included into the Official Selection of the 71st Festival de Cannes. A biopic of a Soviet rock legend Viktor Tsoi the real “icon of the 1980s” is a co-production of the Russian Hype Production and the French Kinovista. “Leto” had been successfully announced for the first time for International distribution at the European Film Market in February, 2018. The rights had been bought by the film company Charades. “Leto” will compete for Palme d’Or against 17 movies among them features by Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, Matteo Garrone, Jia Zhang-Ke.«Calendar» short meter by Igor Poplauhin (28') had been chosen for «Cinéfondation» competition program of the 71st Festival de Cannes. «Calendar» will compete against 17 short meters from 14 countries selected from 2426 features submitted by film schools all over the world. The winners will be awarded at the ceremony on May, 17th at the Bunuel Theatre, Cannes. Igor Poplauhin is known among Russian cinematographers not only as director but as leading tutor of the Moscow New Cinema School as well. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018 «Cinéfondation» is devoted to the search for new directors’ talent, having selected more than 320 films from more than a hundred schools of the world.

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RUSSIA AT FILMART 2018 IN HONG KONG The 22nd edition of FILMART (Hong Kong International Film &TV Market), held in Hong Kong March 19th–22nd, welcomed close to 800 companies from over 35 countries. The number of participants keeps growing annually, and this year surpassed the 900 mark, including industry professionals from the USA, UK, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam.The highlight of FILMART was the 16th Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) held between March 19th and 21st, which allowed financiers, producers, investors, and distributors to discuss opportunities for future cooperation. Out of 360 projects submitted by over 40 countries (Hong Kong, Australia, China, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, the USA, and Vietnam, to name a few), 25 were selected for the main program. Representing Russia for the first time were "Far Frontiers" (dir. Maksim Dashkin) and "Revnost" (dir. Nigina Sayfullaeva).Another event hosted by the forum was «Work in Progress» (WIP Lab), a film lab meant to develop projects currently in production. Among the ten titles in the lab's lineup three came from Russia: "The Little One" (dir. Sergei Dvortsevoy); "The Pencil" (dir. Natalya Nazarova); and the Russian-French-Estonian coproduction "The Man Who Surprised Everyone" (dir. Natalya Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov).Following last year's success, FILMART dedicated an entire pavilion, Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment, to digital entertainment as 36 international companies were grouped in three thematically-structured zones: Digital Effects, Animation, and Interactive Decision. In each zone, the companies showcased their recent achievements in digital production, special effects, post-production, mobile apps, games, multimedia design, and VR experiences.Documentaries from 200 producers from 28 countries comprised the DOC World section of FILMART, while a conference entitled "Documentary Filmmaking: From Local to Global" asked its participants to address the imminent challenges, changes, and prospects of the market.The International TV World 2018 Forum was held for the 12th time. With " Television and new media: Competitors? Or complement each other?" announced as its theme, this year's edition gathered over 300 exhibitors, who exchanged their views on what challenges the TV industry faces in the Internet era and what opportunities the latter affords the former.The Film-Commission Forum, displaying stands from national agencies and commissions that facilitate film shoots in various cities and countries, held its inaugural meeting this year.All the latest offerings from Russia, both live-action and animated, along with all the necessary information about Russian filmmaking, were presented at the ROSKINO – Russian Cinema Worldwide stand (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, №1С – Е26), organized by ROSKINO for the fourth time in a row with the generous support from the Russian Ministry of Culture and PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, joined this year by The Government of Moscow.Backed by the Moscow Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development and Moscow Department of Culture, ROSKINO presented in Hong Kong the Moscow Film Commission aimed at supporting Russian and international film- and TV production companies interested in shooting in Moscow. Services offered by the Film Commission include solving organizational, administrative, and production-related issues; assisting in location scouting; and obtaining necessary permits for restricted-access locations.Katya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEO:"It is the Moscow Film Commission's second trip to Hong Kong. Last year we, basically, announced the project, while this year's we're presenting the fruit of our large-scale and meticulous labor undertaken over the past 12 months: fragments from "Moscow in Motion," a joint project of ROSKINO and Anton Lange showing off both iconic and obscure locations to be found in the city; a comprehensive list of Moscow-based production companies; a database of English-speaking Russian actors and their respective agencies; a database of companies offering the best value on professional equipment rentals; and a unique set of bylaws, developed by the Transportation Department, on shooting on the city streets, highways, and locations that are normally hard to access. Our representatives will have plenty of meetings with producers and location managers from Asia in order to prove to them the advantages of filming in Moscow––one of the world's most beautiful metropolises."RUSSIAN FILMS AT ROSKINO – Russian Cinema Worldwide at FILMARTThe "Rikki" Group of Companies brought to FILMART three animated features: familyadventure "Kikoriki: Déjà Vu" (dir. Denis Chernov), which comes out in Russia on Apr 26th, 2018; comedy "Our Friend Finnik" (dir. Denis Chernov), currently in pre-production; and adventurecomedy "Toy Store" (dir. Denis Chernov) slated for a Fall 2019 release domestically.Diana Yurinova, International Development VP at "Rikki":"We're happy to announce that the Hong Kong film market is hosting the Asian premiere of the third installment of our Kikoriki franchise, the adventure comedy "Kikoriki: Déjà Vu." It's the first time the movie will screen in its entirety in Asia. The screening will be attended by distributors from China and Hong Kong. We have high hopes for our Chinese partners, because the Kikoriki brand has established itselfin their country since 2010: it's been on local TV, and has amassed millions of view on Internet platforms and in online theaters. We are currently negotiating theatrical distribution deals with China, Hong Kong, and Macao."Wizart presented at FILMART its animated features "The Snow Queen: Mirror Lands" (dir. Aleksey Tsitsilin, Robert Lens) and "Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal" (dir. Vladimir Nikolaev), as well as the 26-episode TV-series "Snow Stories" (dir. Aleksey Zamyslov). Wizart representatives held a series of meetings with distributors from China, India, and other major players in the Asian market."Planeta Inform" promoted its drama "The Unforgiven" (dir. Sarik Andreasyan), horror "Deadly Still" (dir. Anton Zenkovich), and comedy "I Am Losing Weight" (dir. Aleksey Nuzhny).Anastasia Bankovskaya, Head of International Sales:"We screened the full version of "The Unforgiven" and "Deadly Still" to Asian buyers, and both have already received offers from China, which we are now negotiating. Also, we are for the first time selling the top-grossing Russian comedy "I Am Losing Weight" (including the remake rights!). We believe that this honest reflection of young people's false values shared all over the world has huge international appeal. The Hong Kong market is an important launching pad for us, because it is here that we can meet with our Asian partners old and new, and pay close attention to the region on the whole, as well as finalize the deals initiated at Berlinale."Art Pictures Studio, co-run by Fyodor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovskiy, presented at the market its two comedies, "Rating" (dir. Aleksandr Chernov) and "Anyone But Them" (dir. Aleksandr Boykov and Maksim Rybakov).Mars Media's hottest tickets at the Hong Kong market were the war-themed adventureaction «Т-34» (dir. Aleksey Sidorov) and mysteryromance "The Perfect Ones" (dir. Kirill Pletnev).

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FILM DISTRIBUTION OF “DOVLATOV” BY ALEXEY GERMAN JR. IS BEEN PROLONGATED TILL MARCH,11TH  Film distribution of «Dovlatov» by Alexey German Jr. is been prolongated till March, 11th by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing CIS resulting first week-end of distribution. The movie is considered to be a real burst out of success among Russian cinema lovers and more than 300 000 of audience and almost 100 000 rubles of takings witness it. “That had worked – to get the audience to the theaters, - Alexey German Jr. told on air on Channel One Russia. - The most important is that the older generation is interested – the people who rarely attend to the cinema. It’s great! An intellectual cinema for well-educated people is of great distribution opportunity in Russia.”

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THE “LOVELESS” BY ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV WON THE CESAR AWARD The «Loveless» by Andrey Zvyagintsev won the national film award of France – the Cesar Award at the 43rd Ceremony. That's a real breakthrough of the Russian cinema worldwide as a movie produced in Russia got the Cesar Award for the first time! Having been nominated for “Best Foreign Film” “Loveless” competed against “The Nile Hilton Incident” by Tarik Saleh, “Dunkirk” by Christopher Nolan, “L’Echange des Princesses” by Marc Dugain, “La-la-Land” by Damien Chazelle, “Wedding” by Stephan Streker and even Palme d’Or of the 70th Festival de Canneswinner “The Square” by Ruben Ostlund. Staying in Los-Angeles before The Oscars 90th Ceremony Andrey Zvyagintsev couldn’t attend to the Cesar Award. So Eric Lagesse, the CEO of Pyramide International – the distribution company of all Zvyagintsev’s movies in France,- climbedthe stage to get the Award from Sophie Marceau’s and Pierre Richard’s hands. Roskino congratulations and sincere words of recognition for Andrey Zvyagintsev, the producers of the “Loveless” Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergey Melkumov and the whole crew that had given their filming and production skills to the movie!

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