'Russian Film Days' to showcase classics in India
After the colossal success of the first two editions, the third edition of 'Russian Film Days', a world-class film festival that showcases the best of contemporary and classical Russian cinema is back in India. The event is going to be held in Delhi from November 10 –12, travelling to Mumbai from November 13 to 15, and thereby concluding at IFFI Goa from November 21 to 28. The festival will screen movies across genres like comedy, thriller, drama, Sci-Fi, etc.
The opening ceremony of 'The Russian Film Days' in India will begin with a theatrical performance dedicated to Raj Kapoor and the legendary film of 1970, Mera Naam Joker.
The special guest for the opening ceremony will be veteran actor Randhir Kapoor and beautiful Russian actor Kseniya Ryabinkina, who played a protagonist in Mera Naam Joker. Also, Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Kudashev, Russian Ambassador to India and leading representatives of Russian and Indian cinema will mark their presence at the event.
Being organised by the production company Cinemarus, in cooperation with Russkoe Kino Company, the festival aims to strengthen the cultural relations between the two countries.
On November 10, The Bolshoi will be screened at the Siri Fort auditorium at 6 pm. And on the second and third day of the festival, Delhiites can see movies like The Ghost of Sonora – the directorial debut of composer Alexey Rybnikov, Yana+Yanko, Kitchen Final Battle, and fantasy blockbuster Attraction, at DT Cinemas in Saket.
The movie marathon will continue in Mumbai, the capital of Bollywood, where people will also get to see the animated film Fantastic journey to Oz, the cosmic drama Spacewalkers and the Historical drama Anna Karenina. Vronsiy's story.
The next point of screening of the modern Russian movie will be Panaji, wherein the framework of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the non-competitive program will present films like Light up, Hostages and Closeness. In addition to screenings there will be meetings of actors and directors with the audience.
The entry to all screenings will be free of charge and at a first-come-first-seat basis.