Select language:

Russian film wins Grand Prix at Vienna Film Festival

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Russian film wins Grand Prix at Vienna Film Festival

Russian film wins Grand Prix at Vienna Film Festival


Photo credit: FILM-M STUDIO /

The Grand Prix of the International Festival of Independent Cinema was awarded to the Grand Cancan by Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov. The  award ceremony took place in Vienna the day before, on October 4, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes.

In addition, Dmitry Ulyukaev, who also worked on this film, was awarded for the best camera work.

The jury called the film original in concept and implementation. The film is dedicated to the Moscow Operetta Theater. It includes interviews with actors. They practically acted out the stories that had actually happened to them, showing great dramatic abilities.

The organizers of the festival note that the jury of the film forum highly appreciates the author's films. New approaches, ideas, a free spirit and an independent point of view are especially in demand today, when the tendency towards commercialization is more and more manifested. The judges noted that the director of the film distinguished himself with just a new approach.

The film has recently entered the program of the Moscow International Film Festival. Prior to this, Grand Cancan won two awards at film festivals in Italy: in Parma and Milan. It is also to take part in  festivals in Colombia, Chile, USA, Spain.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject


One of the most cozy towns in Russia, a member of the Association of Small Tourist Cities of Russia is located about 100 kilometers from Moscow. Borovsk makes visitors to fall in love with it at the first glance. Beautiful, typical Russian landscapes with river and churches, homey cafes, low-rise buildings and private houses decorated with naive art live under hovering spirit of the theoretical cosmonautics founder Tsiolkovsky.
Rus at Play 14.10.2021
A significant contribution to the development of professional sports in Europe has been made by Russian players who stepped into the sporting field under the guidance of their parents either at home or in a strange land. Emigrants founded clubs, played at packed stadiums as if they had been sports superstars, and led teams to championships as coaches and managers. Sports clubs are still established by our compatriots today.