The Russian film festival titled St Petersburg Through Camera opened on Friday in London.
It is held within a broader programme titled "Russian Nights" and arranged in connection with St Petersburg's 300th anniversary.
The festival will last from June 13th till July 4th and will demonstrate a broad range of Russian films, varying in subjects and time of creation.
The visitors will see historical movies Hamlet /1964/ and King Lear /1970/ shot after Shakespeare's plays by director Grigory Kozintsev, historical-revolutionary films Oktyabr /October, 1927/ by Sergei Eizenshtein and Oblomok Imperii /Splinter of the Empire, 1932/ by Friedrich Emler, as well as modern works, such as Tsarskaya Okhota /Tsar Hunt, 1997/ by Vitaly Melnikov, Osobennosti Natsionalnoi Okhoty /Peculiarities of National Hunt, 1995/ by Alexander Rogozhkin, Mania Zhizeli /Gisel's Mania, 1995/ by Alexei Uchitel and other films.
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