About 130 events will be held in Moscow during nationwide Cinema Night, which will take place on 26-27 August, said Moscow Government Minister Alexander Kibovsky, Head of the Department of Culture.
“On and from this year, the event has become nationwide. This Cinema Night is special for us Muscovites, since we will celebrate Moscow’s 870th anniversary on 9 September. Cinema Night will start at night on 26 August, running until the last visitor leaves, and then becoming the nationwide Cinema Day on 27 August” he said.
this year, the Cinema Night programme includes 127 events which will be held at 87 venues in city parks, cinemas, museums, exhibition halls and the Moscow Zoo. Muscovites will be able to watch film premieres, attend meetings with directors, actors and producers, go on cinema-themed tours and enjoy many other events, Kibovsky said.
He added that visitors will be able to see the winning movies of the Moscow International Film Festival which were awarded the prize For Best Moscow Image in a Film.
“We will have special screenings of films that won the Mayor’s prize For Best Moscow Image in a Film. On Love by Anna Melikian won first place, 14+ by Andrei Zaitsev came second and Soulless and Soulless 2 by Roman Prygunov placed third,” the minister added.
The On Love screening will be held in Fili Park at 7 pm on 26 August, the 14+ screening and a meeting with the film director Andrei Zaitsev will take place in the Bauman Garden at 8 pm on 27 August, and Soulless and Soulless 2 will play in the new City Square urban space at 4 pm on 26 and 27 August.
The inner yard of the Museum of Moscow, with its specially erected open-air cinema and concert hall, will be the central venue of Cinema Night 2017. Visitors will see The Cranes Are Flying – a winning film of the 1958 Cannes Film Festival – in memory of the famous Soviet and Russian actor Alexei Batalov.
Cinema Night 2017 will be held in every Russian region. “There will be 2,517 venues, which is 700 venues more than last year. We are expecting about 600,000 visitors this year,” said Galina Strochkova, Deputy Head of the Cinematography Department at the Russian Ministry of Culture.