Moscow hosted the closing ceremony of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival. Grand Prix went to the Bulgarian “losers,” and guests of the ceremony commemorated Fellini and Eisenstein.
The closing ceremony of the Moscow Film Festival traditionally combines mandatory part related to the award ceremony and celebration at times the most unlikely figures culture. This time the celebration to mark the end of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival kicked off with a cutting frame of film by Sergei Eisenstein’s “Battleship” Potemkin “, accompanied by the saxophone-piano improvisation. This room has been timed to the 90th anniversary of the painting, but he still looked like an attempt to remind you of that love made Russian character shown on the eve of the film by Peter Greenaway “Eisenstein in Guanajuato”, dedicated to homosexual experience the great Soviet filmmakers. In the final, on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of Federico Fellini was shown cutting of his classic films, which preceded the famous story of the festival president Nikita Mikhalkov, he kissed the hand of Italian while working on the film “Dark Eyes”.
Between two initiations classics was a place for a third. In honor of the composer James Horner, who died in a plane crash on June 22 was performed by Oscar-winning song «My Heart Will Go On», accompanied by personnel from the works of film music – from “Titanic” to the “Team».
The rest of the ceremony was held in the spirited pace. There were no speeches, vivid and dramatic statements. The prize for best documentary received the “Land of cartels” – made in strong material history of the war against drug trafficking in Mexico. Directed by Matthew Heineman dedicated his victory eighty thousand dead and twenty thousand missing in these battles. The award for Best Actress went to Helen Liadov, hairdresser, played the harlot in the phantasmagoria of “Orleans” Andrew Proshkina. “St. George” became an actress in the last set of key Russian film awards: Active Lyadovoy already “Nick” and two “Golden Eagle”. Another Russian painting, awarded the special prize of the jury, was “Arventur” Irina Evteyeva based on the works of Alexander Green. The rest of the awards went to the festival between traditional film about the life of small nations. Male prize took Erkebulan Dayyr for the film “barrier”, the prize for Best Director was awarded a Danish Frederikke Aspect solutions in the spirit of the soap opera drama “Rosita”. Finally, the Grand Prix of the jury, headed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, awarded by the Bulgarian “losers” – black and white youth drama that is sure to find a place on the evening air channel “Culture”.
Surprisingly, no prize was the third Russian and the best, according to many critics and audiences, the film Alexander Mindadze “Dear Hans, Dear Peter».
After the ceremony, many guests of the ceremony have decided that this fact was partly due to the fact with some creaking director for his film received support for the Ministry of Culture who found undesirable scenarios look at the history of the Great Patriotic War. It should be noted that at the press conference after the picture display on the MIFF creators have expressed uncertainty about the prospects for rolling the film, but confirmed the presence of the German and UK distributors.
Finally, the final ceremony, the attendants joked about the fact that Jean-Jacques Annaud’s time to return the chain jury chairman, Nikita Mikhalkov has added its edge with the opening of the festival: “Ends 37th, begins the 38th.” At the official program ended, and the audience was presented a film closure “No one will be saved alone” Sergio Kastellito.