On March 8, IX International Film Festival “Faces of Love” opened in Moscow.
The festival devoted to the eternal feeling between man and woman started with the movie called “About Love”. Its producer – Sergey Soloviev based his movie on the stories by Anton Chekhov. 30 years ago Soloviev produced another movie on the stories by Chekhov, it was called “Family Happiness”.
16 movies from European and Asian countries have been nominated for the contest program. Half of the films are debuts. The works of well-known producers are represented with “Anatomy of Hell” by French producer Catrin Breia (her film “Romance” made scandal), “My Life without me” by Spanish producer Izabel Koishe (with famous actress Sara Polly) and “Will you go with me today?” by veteran of Swedish cinema Kiel Grede.
There are no Russian movies in the film contest program. Out-of-competition, Russian movie “About Love” was demonstrated in the festival beginning, and debut film “Recipe for Witch” by Tatiana Voronetskaya closes the festival. New work by actor and producer Vsevolod Shilovsky “Not all cats are grey” was demonstrated in the special program of the festival.
Out-of-competition, movie by Italian classic Bernaldo Bertolucci “Dreamers” and film by French producer Damien Odul “Mistake” with Leticia Kasta in the leading role (she is a model and the latest personification of Marianna – the national symbol of France) will be demonstrated.
In two retrospective nominations several rare films will be demonstrated, such as “Lucia” by Cuban producer Umberto Solanos (awarded the golden prize of Moscow Film Festival in 1969) and German film – predecessor оf famous “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe – “Love Trumpets”.
“Faces of Love” Festival will finish on March 18, and the Panel whose Head is famous Swedish actress Lena Andre will name the winners of “Golden Arrow” Prize for the best film and “Silver Arrow” for the best actor work and the best romantic duet.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria