Central Partnership International is presenting its upcoming film projects at the META Cinema Forum in Dubai. This was the first ever presentation made at the convention by a Russian cinema company. Vadim Vereschagin, CEO at Central Partnership, presented a selection of new titles in various genres alongside leading global studios and local filmmakers. The first film is "Syndrome", a psychological thriller co-produced by Central Partnership and GorAd Production Center.
Vadim Vereschagin’s presentation also included new projects by Art Pictures Studio, Vodorod, and Central Partnership. "Rat Catcher" is a fantasy set in the year 2032 after a war between human hybrids, whose DNA was augmented to provide resistance to disease (referred to as “rats”), and ordinary human “rat catchers”.
"Lord of the Wind" tells the story of explorer Fedor Konyukhov’s 11-day solo trip around the world in a hot-air balloon. Based on the renowned book series by Kir Bulychev, "Guest from the Future" takes a new look at the adventures of time-and-space traveler Alisa Seleznyova.
"The Dino Family", an animated co-production between Central Partnership and YARKO animation studio, is a children’s adventure about a family that finds a secret portal to the Mesozoic Era. A joint project by Central Partnership, Kinoslovo, Nikita Mikhalkov’s Studio TriTe, and CGF, "Wizard of the Emerald" Сity is based on the fairytale of the same name by Alexander Volkov.
Vadim Vereschagin ended his presentation with "The Challenge", a coproduction by the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Channel One Russia, the START streaming platform, and Yellow, Black and White film studio. "The Challenge" is a space drama directed by Klim Shipenko ("Son of a Rich") and is about a surgeon who has one month to prepare for a flight to the International Space Station, where she must operate on a crew member. "The Challenge" is the first feature film shot on board the ISS, 400 km above the Earth’s surface. It will premiere internationally in April 2023.
Vadim Vereschagin, said, “Over the last five years we’ve released more than 100 films in over 200 countries.To date these films have earned more than 52 million dollars and they have been seen by 11 million people all over the world. Whatever project we work on, we always think about the international audience and consider the film’s potential in different regions.We believe that Russian cinema should be an indelible part of global cinema, and we are glad that we can raise awareness and share our national culture abroad through this medium.”