Nikita Mikhalkov and all the stars of the festival “DARK fest”

Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»
Exclusive report from Nizhny Novgorod.

Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Nikita Mikhalkov

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Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Mikhail Porechenkov

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Good news for all, who at the time was indignant from-for renamings
Gorky in Nizhny Novgorod. In this city returned to its former name. This
once in the new incarnation of the festival of Russian cinema “BITTER fest”. Organizers
I decided to surprise them with unusual format: the competition program for the Grand prize will be
to fight as full-length movies and short films. In our country, this
the competition runs for the first time.

The idea of a loved Nikita Mikhalkov, who
rights “countryman” (from the legendary Director has tenure in Nizhny Novgorod
region) came to support the President of the festival Mikhail Porechenkov and
producer Oksana Miheeva, native of this city. Winner of the award “Oscar” for
the film “Burnt by the sun” believes that short films can sometimes be no
inferior to the large format, but viewers often don’t have the opportunity to see these
picture.

Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Konstanin Khabensky

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Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Katherine Spitz, Michael Porechenkov, Oksana Mikheeva and Evgeniy Voskresenskiy

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Mikhail Porechenkov admitted that the idea of the festival was born in
the flight to Vorkuta at the height of 10 thousand meters, in a conversation with one of
current member of the organizing Committee “GORKY fest”. The actor has amazed his fans
new image. Michael grew a beard and even dyed her hair for her new
season series “the Bridge”, in this project he plays along with Ingeborga Dapkunaite.

Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Agniya Kuznetsova

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Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Evgeniy Voskresenskiy

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To support the initiative of his close friend Porechenkova
came in opening day and Konstantin Khabensky. The actor, by the way, great experience
for its festival “Plumage”, which he shares with a team of
Lower. Funny things happened at the ceremony when the master Igor Khripunov
I pretended that I forgot the name of Knightley. But it was a friendly joke,
because actors are not just familiar, they serve in the same theatre, the Moscow art theatre. Constantine
got distracted and talked about his colleague, whose name is yet, maybe not so well known
like it. Oleg Tabakov once in an interview called Khripunova its main
hope. Colleagues at the Moscow art theatre, of course, noticed this and since then name is Igor solely
Hope Tabakov.

Khripunova became co-host Katherine Spitz, she shone on
star carpet at the cinema “October” on the Big Pokrovskaya street in a blinding
the lemon dress colors of designer Bella Potemkina.

Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Producer Natalia Mokritskaya

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Никита Михалков и все звезды открытия кинофестиваля «ГОРЬКИЙ fest»

Igor Khripunov

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The festival opened… the Organizers can exhale. Weather
did not disappoint, celebrity guests arrived, the microphones and the screen worked, the audience was
the hall is full. Festival producer Oksana Mikheeva admitted that he hadn’t eaten
a few days and lost weight before the opening of three pounds. Another pound
she dropped right after the red carpet, when experiencing stress, because of
all have lost sight of Konstantin Khabensky. But the actor, as always modestly
was the first the track star and tried to keep a low profile, knowing that
the focus this day should not be he, and Michael Porechenkov and his
team.

Nikita Mikhalkov, Oksana Mikheeva and Mikhail Porechenkov

Photo: Philip Goncharov

Today starts the contest performances. On Friday, 22
July, members of the jury consisted of Vladimir Khotinenko, Kirill Safonov, Sergey
Michelskeho and Alena Solntseva will announce the names of winners.

To watch a recording of the online broadcast of the opening of the festival
can here>>