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Moscow Int'l Film Festival takes a bow

06-29-2010 08:51 BJT

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The Moscow International Film Festival ended on Saturday with a screening of Luc Besson's film "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec."

Top prize - the statue of Saint George - went to Venezuelan Director Marcel Rasquin for his feature debut "Brother."

Invited guests arrived at Moscow's Pushkinsky Cinema on Pushkin Square in the city center, for the closing ceremony and screening. A crowd of mostly Russian celebrities and film professionals made their way up the green carpet, past waiting fans, to the cinema entrance where festival director Nikita Mikhailkov greeted guests.

Seventeen films have been competing in the main section of the festival for the last nine days.

Perfectly timed to coincide with this year's World Cup competition, Rasquin's "Brother," about two young soccer players in a Venezuelan slum, won the most coveted statue of Saint George.

At a news conference on Friday, Luc Besson said his film was designed to cheer up audiences in a time of global financial crisis.

The Moscow International Film Festival ended on Saturday with a screening of Luc Besson's film "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec."
The Moscow International Film Festival ended on Saturday with a screening of Luc 
Besson's film "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec."

Luc Besson, filmmaker and producer, said, "I think that the situation today you know, with the crisis around the world, I feel that it was the right moment to make a film just for the pleasure and for fun, and to enjoy it. I don't want to, people have too much problems on their head, I don't want to be one more. There are some hard core fans who say you know we prefer when it's "Leon", "Nikita", when it's hard, but I promise as soon the world feels better I will kill everybody in the next film."

The once global brand of Soviet cinema has struggled to adapt to market forces since the collapse of the USSR, and the Moscow film festival attracts just a handful of the international film circuit's top names.

214 films were screened at the 32nd Moscow Film Festival, which opened on June the 17th.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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