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Anniversary movie "VGIK-95" on the initiative of Mikhalkov will arrive in the Far East

The anniversary film train "VGIK-95" will travel across the country and make stops in 15 Russian cities, the press service of the Ministry of Culture reports. Already today a train with VGIK students and craftsmen arrives in Yaroslavl, and then it will be awaited in Kostroma, Kirov, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Birobidzhan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok. They will host concerts with the participation of famous filmmakers, master classes by famous actors and directors of VGIK, film screenings, class-concerts of students of the acting department, discussion meetings of young filmmakers.

“This is a very important matter for everyone - to show the country our films, master classes, you - to see people, to make films about them,” Nikita Mikhalkov said. The initiator of the action, the chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, wished the students going on a film journey "smiles and discipline." “It is important to feel the scale and responsibility of life in a country like Russia,” added Mikhalkov. He himself will join the train in the middle of the tour. Among those seeing off were also actors Igor Yasulovich, Inna Makarova, Olga Kabo, Olga Zaitseva and others.

During the trip, documentaries will be shot "Diary of the film train" VGIK-95 ", a film about veterans of the Great Patriotic War for the 70th anniversary of Victory, as well as video diaries.

Together with the VGIK members, the State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Grigory Ivliev went on the train.

Before leaving, the Deputy Minister congratulated all the participants: “The Cinema Train is a continuation of the holiday of all filmmakers, the 95th anniversary of VGIK. Cinematography has been linking us all into a single nation for decades and continues to do so now. The train symbolizes this deepest connection, ”he said. Grigory Ivliev added that it was difficult to believe at first that it would be possible to hold such a large-scale all-Russian action, but the VGIK staff, the Union of Cinematographers, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Russian Railways, did everything to make the movie train go.

The specially branded film train "VGIK-95" will be on the way for 23 days, the ceremonial completion of the action will take place in Vladivostok on October 15.

As part of the action, more than 100 events will take place at 50 cinema and theater venues. The guests of the film train along its route will take part in three film festivals: "Meetings on Vyatka" (Kirov), "Flahertiana" (Perm), "Noise Level" (Vladivostok). In addition, in each region VGIK will present its best films, books, magazines.

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