Spanish movie wins laurels at Moscow Film Festival
This year`s winner of the coveted Golden George is the Spanish movie "The Waves", directed by Alberto Morais. Fittingly, the Stanislavsky award for acting excellence was presented to Helen Mirren, a British actress with Russian roots.
It is the second year in a row that a Spanish language movie has won the best film prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. "The Waves" also got the best actor prize, which went to Carlos Alvarez-Novoa.
The Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren, who is no stranger to collecting awards, picked up the Stanislavsky award for acting excellence. And she said it was an incredible award to her.
"I am immensely honored," the actress said. "Stanislavsky`s name is obviously of enormous importance to us actors. It is impossible really to say how important Stanislavsky is, not just for theater acting, obviously that was where his influence started, but it then went on to film acting."
A whole lot of celebrities - both Russian and international - walked the green "red carpet" for the last time at this year`s IFF.
Some of the guests were at first thrown into confusion by the color of the carpet, but managed to bring their apparel into compliance by the closing ceremony.
And the appearance of US actress Andie MacDowell, who announced the closing of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival, was a real surprise for both the spectators and journalists.
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"I had a wonderful stylist that lives here in Russia help me pick out the dress," said Andie MacDowell, who was wearing a long cocktail dress with purple and yellow flowers. "I particularly liked this one because it was like a piece of sculpture."
Andie MacDowell believes that Hollywood owes much to Russian cinema.
"A lot of my friends and colleagues are of Russian origin," she said. "And that explains a lot. Russians are brave, passionate, and crazy."