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Russian Season at the Cannes Film Festival

This year Russia sent six films to the Cannes Film Festival, four in competitions and two in non-competitive categories. And the filmmakers brought home three awards: the Grand Prix for the film “Hytti Nro. 6” by Juho Kuosmanen co-produced with Russia — shared with the film "Ghahreman" (Hero) by the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi; the Grand Prix in Un Certain Regard section given to Kira Kovalenko for “Unclenching the Fists”;  and the CST Award for Technical Artistry to Vladislav Opelyants for his work on Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Petrov’s Flu.”