The film of the Russian director will take part in Cinefondation
Special jury of the Short Films selection and Cinefondation under the direction of Jane Campion will announce the winners in both sections.
This year the screening committee has received more than 3500 motion pictures from no less than 132 countries for the short film program only. As a result 9 films will fight for the main prize of the festival – Golden Palm in The best short film section. The award will be granted on the festival’s closing on the 26th of May.
It is the first time when a film from Palestine will participate in the festival. It is the motion picture “Condom Lead” by Muhammed and Ahmad Nasser.
The committee selected 18 films (14 fiction and 4 animation) from the sent 1550 works and 277 cinema schools from all over the world.
The jury members tried to make an accent on the quality of films even if it presents an unknown cinema school. Thus, they tried to show the variety of different film schools and techniques of filmmaking. So, the work from Chile was selected for the first time this year. Three film schools faced their debut and one fortunate soul amongst 18 is our fellow citizen.
The work “The Norms Of Life” by Evgeniy Byalo, the former student of The Higher Courses for the directors and scriptwriters, has become his debut. The films tells about a man who’s lost his father. All the people, including his own sister, don’t show any real emotions and put the event to the norms of life. The character remains alone with his grief. The film is made by Leevandia Entertainment and it also distributes it on festivals.
Russian film participates in Cinefondation for the second time. Last year Taisia Igumentsova not only took part in the selection with her provocative film “The Road On…” but also took the first prize. Unlike other sections on Cannes film festival Cinefondation gives the winner a unique advantage: the first feature length film of the director automatically appears in one of the Cannes sections. Igumentsova’s debut doesn’t have to wait too long – it will take place this year. Recently VGIK’s student finished the shootings of a tragic comedy “Go West”. The film tells about the end of the world in one of Russian villages although this village isn’t really an ordinary one.