Moscow International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Moscow International Film Festival
SINCE: 1935
WHERE: Moscow, Russia
WEBSITE: www.moscowfilmfestival.ru
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Moscow International Film Festival is among the oldest in the world. For the first time it was held in 1935 and the Jury was headed by great Sergei Eisenshtein himself, but the chronology of the festival begins in 1959, when it became a regular event. It is significant that the rebirth of the Moscow International Film Festival occurred in the 60s of the past century, at the time of the Thaw, when cinema experienced the influx of a new generation of directors, whose spiritual experience was shaped under the influence of the great victory over fascism.

WORLD WAR Z starring Brad Pitt Opens 35th Moscow International Film Festival

WORLD WAR Z starring Brad Pitt Opens 35th Moscow International Film Festival

Brad Pitt attends the "World War Z" Screening during the Moscow International Film Festival at Pushkinsky Cinema on June 20, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.Brad Pitt attends the “World War Z” Screening during the Moscow International Film Festival at Pushkinsky Cinema on June 20, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

The 35th Moscow International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, June 20, 2013 with the opening gala premiere of Marc Forster’s WORLD WAR Z starring Brad Pitt. The film revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

Helen Mirren + winners of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival

Helen Mirren + winners of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival

The winners of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival were announced earlier this month after the festival wrapped its June 23rd to July 7th, 2011 run. ”Viewers’ sympathy” award was given to “MONTEVIDEO, TASTE OF A DREAM” (MONTEVIDEO, BOG TE VIDEO) by a Serbian director Dragan Bjelogrlic. FIPRESCI jury awarded a film by Alberto Morais “THE WAVES” (LAS OLAS). “Kommersant” magazine gave its prize to “HEART’S BOOMERANG” (SERDTSA BUMERANG) by Nikolay Khomeriki. For the second […]