Russian Film Days second edition begins November 15

Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) In an attempt to nurture the cultural relations between Russia and India, the second edition of Russian Film Days is set to take place here from November 15 to 18.

Cinemarus production company, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian Filmmakers Union, will be held at the Royal Opera House and Cinepolis.

Film lovers will get to see the best of Russian cinema with movies of all genres spread over four days. Some of the movies to be screened are “Versus”, “Good boy”, “Icebreaker”, “Friday”, “Queen of Spades” and “The Crew”.

“The location of the festival is of prime importance here. Mumbai is the recognised capital of the film industry of India and one of the most important economic and cultural centres of the country. Russian Film Days will contribute to the development of new relationships with the creative and economic elite of the country,” Alexey Govorukhin, Executive Producer, Russian Film Days, said in a statement.

“It will help strengthen cooperation in the field of filmmaking and also promote cultural exchange and create a positive image of Russia as a strategic partner of India with the help of the language of cinema,” Govorukhin added.

Russian Film Days will be attended by actors like Catherine Shpitsa, Elena Zakharova, Ieva Andrejevaite, Olga Filimonova, Alexander Pal, Sergey Chirkov, producers Vasily Solovyov, Igor Tolstunov and other filmmakers as well.

In addition to screenings, actors and directors will meet with the audience, visit a Bollywood Studio, hold a press conference, a round table, and also host social and business events.

With free entry for all, the opening film of the festival, is “Very Best Day”, directed by Zhora Kryzhovnikov.