26 JAN 2023

Russian cinema to be present at SCO Film Festival in India

From January 27 to 31, Mumbai will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival, and it will be the first international event in 2023 where Russian cinema is widely represented.


"100 Minutes” and “Land of Legends”


Russian film industry will take part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival that will take place in Mumbai, India, from January 27 to 31. Seven Russian films were announced in different sections of the SCO Film Festival: “The Riot” (dir. Evgeny Grigoriev, 2021); “Don't bury me without Ivan”(dir. LyubovBorisova, 2022); “Land of Legends” (dir. Anton Megerdichev, 2022); “Mr. Knockout” (dir. Artem Mikhalkov, 2022); "100 Minutes” (dir. GlebPanfilov, 2021); “Detective Chirp and the Golden Beehive” (dir. GrigoryVozhakin, 2022); and “My Friend Tiger” (dir. Tatiana Kisileva, 2021).

Roskino, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, will also organize a Russian pavilion, where filming locations in Russia and co-production opportunities will be presented to international representatives.

Roskino CEO Inna Shalyto: “Cinematic cooperation between SCO countries is developing. The Russian film industry is in close dialogue with SCO members, especially with the CIS countries (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan). Work on joint film production is being stepped up, educational initiatives are being developed. Roskino, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, has held the Russian Film Festival in almost all SCO countries over the past two years. The Russian industry first widely entered the Indian market in 2022, participating under the single brand Russian Content Worldwide (RCW) in the Film Bazaar content market. I am sure that the SCO Film Festival in Mumbai will be another important step towards expanding partnerships between Russian filmmakers and the film industries of SCO countries. The festival will also provide an opportunity to present Russia as a filming location and partner in coproduction.”

In Mumbai, in November 2022, Roskino organized the Russian Film Festival. Nearly 1,300 people attended the free screenings. Indian audiences were presented with popular Russian films—the comedies "Son of a Rich" and "Young Man", the family film "A Dog Named Palma", the ballet drama "Bolshoi", and the full-length cartoon "Fixies vs. Crabots".

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