The festival’s program is made up of the best films by Russian documentary directors, of laureates of international and Russian cinema festivals in 2009. There are films dedicated to Russia’s past and present, films about the great figures in Russian culture, such as the famous people’s artist of Russia, Metropolitan Opera Director and Art Director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg Valery Gergiev (Twilight of the Gods); the legendary poet and “conscience of the Russian diaspora in the USA” Naum Korzhavin; the great 20th century sculptor Ernst Neizvestny; the well-known prose writer Yuz Aleshkovsky; the hero of the French Resistance during World War II Vicky Obolenskaya; director Andrei Tarkovsky (in honor of the 25th anniversary of his last film); and others. The objective of the Festival is to strengthen cultural ties between the Russian Federation and the USA.
For more info and program visit festival website.

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