18:59 27 Oct 2023

EU hosts film festival in Moscow despite war in Ukraine

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The European Film Festival reopened in Russia on October 25, despite the war against Ukraine.

The festival is organized by the EU Delegation to Russia and will show 21 films from EU countries, Russian propaganda source Tass reports.

The festival has been held in Russia for 15 years, but did not take place in 2022 due to the full-scale war.

Russians will watch some of the films for free from Belgium, France, Germany, France, Spain, etc.

The slogan of this edition is "Cinema unites," according to the website.

In these difficult times, when we are separated by circumstances and physical boundaries, cinema continues to overcome any obstacles, the EU's Ambassador to Russia Roland Galharague was quoted on the festival'swebsite.

The program features films ranging from 2016 to 2022 from across the continent, as well as a few co-productions between Russia and EU countries.

The festival's films will be available for viewing only in Russia and will include subtitles in Russian.

Russian history and art have long fascinated and inspired the world,  and Russian cinema has touched "the hearts and minds of people from all over the world."

The festival will showcase feature, documentary and animated films that have participated in European and international film festivals and received high critical acclaim and audience recognition.

The opening of the festival was dedicated to the day of the founding of the European Union – on November 1, 1993, the Maastricht Treaty, which established the EU, came into force.

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