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Festival celebrates Tarkovsky April 3, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies.
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Event will unfold July 6-13 Ivanovo

Russia’s film world is marking the 75th anniversary of the birth of classic director Andrei Tarkovsky today. Main celebration will come in the summer, however, with the bow of an international film festival, titled “Mirror,” after the helmer’s 1974 masterpiece. The FIAPF-accredited event will unfold July 6-13 in the city of Ivanovo, 200 miles north east of Moscow, where Tarkovsky was born.

Honorary jury prexy is Italian scribe Tonino Guerra, a friend and collaborator of the Russian multi-hyphenate who died of cancer in 1986. Fest prexy is screen and stage thesp Inna Churikova, with Greece’s Theo Angelopoulos tentatively agreeing to jury duty.

Fest will have feature, docu and animation prize programs with both Russian and international submissions. Sergei Lavrentiev, for many years the foreign programmer for the Kinotavr event in Sochi, will select the international pics. A Fipresci critics’ jury is also expected.

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