Nikita Mikhalkov has built a bridge between Europe and Asia


Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией
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Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией

Nikita Mikhalkov

Photo: Philip Goncharov

Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией

Igor Petrenko with his wife Christine Brodsky and daughter, Sophia Caroline

Photo: Philip Goncharov

Sunny and +24, the sea calm. The weather pampered
the nature of the famous Moscow guests on the opening day of the first international
film festival “Eurasian bridge” in Yalta. All evening during a ceremony in
the concert hall “Jubilee” performed by the Symphony orchestra sounded
melodies of legendary films shot in different years in the Crimea.

Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией

Olga Kabo

Photo: Philip Goncharov

Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией

Leading the opening ceremony of the festival Alena Babenko, Dmitry Kharatyan

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Symbolic was the first Overture from the Soviet film
“The children of captain Grant”, which was shot here 80 years ago. In the same way as heroes
this film travelled to the different continents, the organizers of the festival
want to link East and West, European cinema and Asian tradition and avant-garde.
That is why the competition of feature and documentary films there are
tape about different generations and cultures. And the bridge in the logo and the name of the festival symbolizes the infinite
movement between different countries and even continents.

Nikita Mikhalkov, who stood at the origins of the festival, not
admits that the plans of those who invented the “Eurasian bridge”, ambitious –
to revive former power of the Yalta film Studio. Indeed, in Soviet times there
such films as “prisoner of the Caucasus”, “pirates of the twentieth century”, “Man with
Boulevard des Capucines”, “Ilya Muromets”.

Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией

Katherine Spitz

Photo: Philip Goncharov

Никита Михалков построил мост между Европой и Азией

Alexei Guskov

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Nikita, by the way, amused the audience when I remembered
his youth. In past years, the recognition of the master, he loved to play on
the audience was so into it that many in the audience simply fell asleep from
fatigue. But one case has helped Nikita with a sense of humor to appreciate this situation, when a boy suddenly raised his hand and asked: “Uncle, but
when the movies show?”

Therefore, at the opening ceremony of the Yalta festival Mikhalkov
was short and at some point asked to climb into the hall those fine ladies
who bears the name of Faith, Hope, love and Sophia. The Director recalled that, at 30
September has a big Orthodox holiday. The festival really opened
the day of commemoration of the Holy martyrs Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov and their mother Sophia.

Presentation of the main prizes of the festival, which will be presented in ten categories.

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Congratulations Nikita and was addressed to the daughter of Igor
Petrenko and Kristina Brodsky, who came with the whole family in Yalta, because the girl
name is Sofia Carolina. By the way, when the acting pair, along with her daughter were in
hall, they were met with thunderous applause. The girl even cried in surprise. But then quickly came to himself and looked all
the ceremony, which lasted almost two hours.