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Documentary about Orthodox priests screened at festival in Italy

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Documentary about Orthodox priests screened at festival in Italy


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The "Shepherds" documentary was screened on September 13 in the Ambrosian Library of Milan. The screening was included in the program of the Premio Felix Russian film festival, TASS reports.

The film is dedicated to the history of Orthodox priests and parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Switzerland and Italy. According to the director of the film, Andrei Andreev, he wanted to present a story about the saints of the first millennium of Christianity, about the historical roots of the emergence and development of Christianity in European countries. The key theme of the film was the spiritual unity of the people of Russia with the peoples of Switzerland and Italy. 

Archimandrite Ambrose became the main character. Archpriest Evgeny Ketov, rector of the Church of St. Blessed Xenia of Petersburg in the village of Ponazyrevo, Kostroma Region, as well as Ilya Tolkachev, choir director of the Patriarchal Choir of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, also took part in the film.

The film festival is supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The film forum is being held for the 4th time. Its goal is to draw attention to Russian culture and history, to help promote Russian films on the European market. 

The festival is held under the patronage of the Russian Embassy in Italy and the Milan City Hall. It was organized by the Felix Cultural Association with the participation of the Italy-Russia Association.

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