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Russian director won at On the Edge. East film festival

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Russian director won at On the Edge. East film festival


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The Grand Prix went to Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole. The award ceremony was held today, August 30, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The award was received by one of the leading actors Igor Shirokov, who presented the feature on Sakhalin, RIA Novosti reports.

The jury also decided to mark with a special award the young director Alexander Zolotukhin, who brought his Russian Boy to the Far East.

The best actor award went to the duet of actors who played in Big Poetry, Alexander Kuznetsov and Alexei Filimonov. In the women's nomination, two actresses were also recognized as the best: Victoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina.

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Vylchanov were named the best directors. The duet shot the Bulgarian-Greek feature Father. The same work won the audience’s prize.

Note that the festival program included works by filmmakers from forty countries, which is a record for the event. Among them are art, documentary and animated films. Ten features fought for victory in the main competition. Three of them represented Russian cinema. As always, large-scale out-of-competition programs were held as part of the festival. Among them are the Most Important and How to Learn to Watch a Movie. This year's novelty was Night Shows and Undiscovered Hindustan.

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