The 9th annual festival of films about Moscow and Muskovites "The Moscow Pegasus" promises to become a noticeable event in the city's cultural life. The festival opened on Monday, August 19, and will end on September 1, the Day of the City, reports the Committee of Public and Inter-Regional Relations of the Moscow Government.
The festival is the world's only review and research into the achievements of film art in a separate city. It consists of two programs.
The program of feature films and cartoons "Moscow, How Much There is in that Sound!" will include about 20 films, among which will be such hits as Ivan Dykhovichny's "Kopeika", Alexander Mitta's "Red-Hot Saturday", Denis Yevstigneyev's "Let's Make Love", Jean Michel Carre's "Alice the Malice" and others.
Taking part in the program of documentary and sci-fic films "My Moscow" will be more than 40 pictures devoted to the history and present day of the city and its inhabitants. Among the works presented will be not only those made by recognized cinematographers, but also by students of the Institute of Cinematography and Higher courses of directors and script-writers.
During the festival film-goers will have the chance of meeting with prominent cinematographers. There will also be a retrospective show of films people are particularly fond of.
The winners of the competition will be awarded gold, silver and bronze Pegasuses. A special prize has been instituted by Moscow government and will be awarded for lofty ideals of humanism, international and inter-confessional peace and accord in film art.