Latest news Russia 09.29.2014: before his bid for the prestigious withdrew another director from Russia – Andrei Konchalovsky.
On the prestigious award “Oscar” award for “Best Foreign Language Film” Russia will present a film by Andrei Zvyagintsev “Leviathan”. ITAR-TASS referring to a member of the Russian Oscar Committee, directed by Paul Chuhraja.
“We have decided by majority vote. From Russia with” Oscar “goes” Leviathan “”, – quotes agency Chuhraja.
Earlier, the “Leviathan” has already been shown for a week in one of the cinemas Russia to comply with the formal procedures and the qualification to be nominated “Lefiafana” on the “Oscar” of our country.
We add that the world premiere took place in Zvyagintsev basic competitive program under the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. There the film won the award “for the best scenario.” In Russia, “Leviathan” due for release in November 2014.
Recall also that the earlier our country at the “Oscar” was supposed to represent the film by Andrei Konchalovsky’s “White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna”, but filmmaker withdrew its application, citing the fact that the American cinema detrimental effect on the viewer.