There are 14 features in the main competition program. The list was published on the festival’s website on May 29 but wasn’t officially announced back then. Three Russian movies are going to compete for the main prize: Rol'/The Role by Konstantin Lopushansky, Skolzhenie/Slide by Anton Rozenberg and Iuda/Judas by Andrey Bogatyryov.
Other in-competition titles include: Matterhornby Diederik Ebbinge (Netherlands), Drogowka/Trafic Department by Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland), Spaghetti Story by Ciro de Caro (Italy), Sayonara Keikoku/The Ravine Of Goodbye by Tatsushi Ômori (Japan), Los Chicos Del Puertoby Alberto Morais (Spain), Rosieby Marsel Gisler (Switzerland), Zerre/Particle by Erdem Tepegöz (Turkey), Disorder by Archil Kavtaradze (Georgia), L'autre Vie De Richard Kemp/Back in Crime by Germinal Alvarez (France), Mamaroš by Momčilo Moma Mrdaković (Serbia, Germany, France, Hungary) and Lebanon Emotion by Young-heun Jung (South Korea).
Programme director Kirill Razlogov said that festival organizers renounced “Prospects”, a contest of young directors. Filmmakers make their debuts with short movies nowadays so it was decided to devote more attention to such films, he explained.
World War Z, upcoming apocalyptic horror movie, has been picked as the opening film. The screening will be presented by director Marc Forster and actor Brad Pitt.
The 35th Moscow International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 20 to 29 June 2013. The festival's top prize is the statue of Saint George slaying the dragon, as represented on the Coat of Arms of Moscow.
Voice of Russia