The Russian film “Hostage” was included in the program of the Berlin film festival
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MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS/. Feature film “Hostage” by the Russian film Director Rezo Gigineishvili was included in the special programme “Panorama” of the 67-th Berlin film festival. About TASS reported in the Russian press agent picture Elena Slatina.
The film is based on real events 19 November 1983 and tells of the attempted hijacking by a group of young men and one woman. Killing both pilots, a flight attendant, several passengers and two of the invaders. The men were sentenced to death, a woman to 14 years in prison. The film actors Merab Ninidze, Irakli Kvirikadze and others.
In addition, in the framework of the Berlinale will host the world premiere of the film “Requiem for Mrs. j” Serbian film Director Boyana Vuletich. As reported TASS the press service of the company Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky of AR Films, the film production took part four countries – Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Russia . “C the Russian side in film production company was attended by the producer Alexander Rodnyansky,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
“Requiem for Mrs. j” was first presented at the competition of European projects Works in Progress in the framework of the international film festival in Karlovy vary in 2016, the results of which won. “I became interested in the project, seeing for myself the most important movie – the gifted author, bright creative idea and relevant social context – resulted in a press-service of the word Rodnyansky. – I am especially glad that the premiere of this film will take place in Berlin is the best place to start its international festival of life.”
He added that “it is a black satirical Comedy, sharp and relevant and affirming celebration of life.” The film tells about the times of transition and economic crisis in Eastern Europe. The main character of the film, a Serbian woman (played by the famous actress of the Balkan Mirjana Kranowitz), in desperation, decides to commit suicide.
Berlin film festival will take place in 2017 from 9 to 19 February. The Chairman of the jury of the show will be directed by Paul Verhoeven.