Italyopened the Venicefilmfestival. At the Golden lion this year, expect two dozen films. Russia in the main competition is the painting "Paradise" by Andrei Konchalovsky, shot with the participation of TV channel "Russia".
The oldest festival in the world, only the part which ensures contact with the history of cinema, and winning. Hence the joy and thrill even the masters. Of course, this year's Venetian festival is more restrained. Canceled a gala reception. Decided part of the money from ticket sales to list victims of the earthquake. And yet joy.
Jury Chairman Sam Mendes "All the films that we will see the winners. For me personally, Venice was always a very special place. I lived here for six months in 1984. Studied history of arts".
The jury, headed by Sam Mendes, who directed "American Beauty" and 2 series Bond rate will be 20 paintings, including "the milky way" with Monica Bellucci. Venice for the Yugoslav Director, the insistent calls himself he, the city of his first triumph and his first awards.
"Paradise" by Andrei Konchalovsky is in the main competition of Russia. Made in cooperation with Germany. The horrors of the Second World war on the example of the German senior officer of the French and Russian immigrants-participants of the resistance movement. The story about the evil that is seductive, which pretends to be good, and the fact that it is impossible to be free from morality.
54 years ago he danced in Venice twist with a friend and co-author of Andrei Tarkovsky. Course short film Konchalovsky received the Grand Prix, and "Ivanovo the childhood", "the Golden lion". They quarreled over the butterfly one for two. The current programme brought them together again. In a parallel competition will feature the restored film "Stalker".
"Clash of the Titans" will end on September 10. But we already know that the "Golden lion" for the contribution to cinema will receive Belmondo. The award of the Robert Bresson for the spiritual quest in the movie by Andrei Konchalovsky.