A screening of the film "Mothers", consisting of separate novellas by Yevgeny Abyzov, Sarik Andreasyan, Alan Badoev and other film directors, opened the Russian Film Festival in India.
A ceremony hosted by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi was attended by a large turnout of Indian and Russian diplomats, students, prominent political figures and art celebrities.
"Whatever Russia hosts in India, whether it's a touring ballet company, or movie premiere, - it is invariably interesting and attracts thousands of people," - said a representative of the ruling Indian National Congress Party Dalbir Singh, who was among those launching the festival.
Present to introduce their films were actresses from Russia Anastasia Zavorotnyuk, Ksenia Rappoport and Anna Starshenbaum.
"I think that the organizers of the festival made a good choice of Russian films for the screening abroad. These are chiefly entertaining, humorous pictures that are easy to appreciate for a variety of audiences. Philosophical, reflective and serious-minded cinema is for countries where the public is used to this kind of films, "- said Anna Starshenbaum.
The Russian Film Festival will run until November 25. Also shown will be "White Tiger" by Karen Shakhnazarov, reports ITAR-TASS.
Voice of Russia, TASS