Arrested as a Russian Director came to the film festival?
Elena Trench, costume designer “Dovlatov”
Yesterday in London ended the 68th Berlin film festival. Within ten days, the jury chose the winners: the Grand prize took home the Director Adina Pintilie for the film “don’t touch me”, a silver bear was awarded to Malgorzata Shumovski and picture “Person”. Highlighted tape “Heiress” Portuguese Director Marcello Martinessi. The best Director was Wes Anderson, the Director of the animated film “Isle of dogs”.
Russian filmmakers have also achieved success at the Berlinale. Timur Bekmambetov with the picture “Profile” won the “Panorama” programme. No impression on the critics made the film “Dovlatov” by Alexei German Jr. with Milan Maric and Svetlana Khodchenkova. “Silver bear” was awarded to Elena Trench, the costume designer of the film about the outstanding Soviet writer.
Timur Bekmambetov with the crew of “Profile”
On the last day of the festival on the red carpet of the Berlinale was able to “pass” and under arrest Kirill Serebrennikov. Actress Francis Petri came out with a bag over his head, where was printed a portrait of the artistic Director of the Gogol center. And on her shirt was written: “I was forced to stay home.” That’s the way the German star cinema, starring in “the matrix”, decided to support the government, which from August 2017, is under house arrest on charges of embezzlement of budget funds.