Source Pravda.Ru

Russian movies to rival Hollywood blockbusters

Russian movies can rival Hollywood blockbusters in their box office takings, said Mikhail Shvydkoi, head of the federal culture and cinematography agency.

According to him, Night Watch has already collected over $10 million.

Night Watch is both an artistic and industrial-economic phenomenon, Mr. Shvydkoi noted.

He sees several reasons of its success. "On the one hand, the film was made with account of the audience's interest in fantasy. On the other hand, it has a good PR campaign. It lead to the movie's success and record box office takings," Mikhail Shvydkoi said.

In his opinion, Russian cinema needs promotion, which does not get enough financing today. Formerly mainly film festivals promoted movies and now we need "aggressive" PR campaigns, he stressed.

"I don't think that Russian cinematography will be developing in one direction. Eighty pictures, which will be released soon, have different genres and themes.

More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Comments
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Foreign Ministry official explains why Russia had to sell Alaska to US
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Putin’s spokesman: Total blockade of Russia impossible
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Putin’s spokesman: Total blockade of Russia impossible
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it
Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it