Vadim Perelman is an American film Director of Jewish origin, born in Kiev and moved sometime with her mother in Canada and the United States, where he received his film education. His film “House of sand and fog” received three nominations on “Oscar” in 2003. In recent years Vadim is actively working on joint projects, directed “Betrayal” and “Ashes”. But more recently said: “I’m just passing through, and while a little worker”. Now he has almost become a Russian filmmaker and not just passing through. Event of his new film “Lessons Farsi” is set in 1942 in France. A Belgian of Jewish descent Gilles cremieux (he played a native of Argentina, Nahuel Perez Biscayart that became famous with the hit of the Cannes film festival “120 BPM”). While in the concentration camp, the hero pretends to be Persian in order to survive. Ironically, the German officer and the cook camp Klaus Koch possessed an unusual idea – to leave after the war to Tehran and open a German restaurant. When his leading camp prisoner, speaking in Farsi, he begins to take lessons from him to come to Iran with the knowledge of the language.

film Footage of “Lessons Farsi” (given the Hype Film)

He thrust the strap, and set himself to memorize a certain number of words a day, a month, six months. Begins the strange story of learning and the invention of non-existent language, as cremieux doesn’t know Farsi, but only pretends that he owns it. Koch brilliantly played by German actor Lars Eidinger, well known in Russia after the scandal with the film “Matilda”, where the role of the Russian Tsar. Nicholas II. The international casting and production group mainly Russian. Removed “Lessons Farsi” operator Vladislav opelyants, who formerly worked on the films “Summer” and “the Apprentice” by Kirill Serebrennikov, “the Invasion” with Fedor Bondarchuk. The music was written living in France father and son Galperine -Eugene and Alexander. They worked in many Russian films, including “Dislike” by Andrei Zvyagintsev and “Lofty” Cantemir Balagova. “Lessons Farsi” – project with the experience. The script Ilya Zafrina wanted to make more in 2013, Timur Bekmambetov, is now included in the producer group. The film is made in German and French in Belarus, Bobruisk fortress, where during the Second World war was created by the transit camp for Soviet prisoners of war. Consultant of the film was a German historian and writer jörg.Mullner, known as a researcher of Stalingrad events. It turned out a non-trivial history of the war, a special look at the executioners and their victims.

a scene from the movie “the Town fell asleep”. The press service of the festival.

In the “Forum” involved the debut picture “the City fell asleep” Maria Ignatenko. She is a graduate of the Moscow school of new cinema, where he studied with Dmitry Mamulia. Most recently, Maria worked as an editor on his picture of the “Criminal man”, which premiered in the Venice program “Horizons”. And this relationship is palpable in her debut. Maria also explores the process of criminal origin in man, which became a trend day. Suffice it to recall the “Joker”. The hero of the film “the City fell asleep” Victor is accused of murder. But he is inconspicuous and like in the hibernation state after the death of his wife. Sleep and all around. Literally. The sailors slept on the ship. Call girls like the time died in the back room. The city takes them of their power. Who and what to blame here, not so important. Most importantly the General state of dead sleep.

the Picture is very unusual. It is woven from strange dreams, of whispers and sobs. The sound is a miracle picture. Here are all the creaking snow underfoot on the outskirts of the city, the ship plying Northern waters. The film was shot on the Kola Peninsula, in Murmansk, and snow-covered industrial landscape fascinating. This is the maiden picture. In addition to the Director and screenwriter in one person, worked on it, the operator Veronica Solovyova, Lyudmila Duplyakin artist, producer Ekaterina Mikhailova. And all this on the topic of the day. The festival prepared an impressive work on gender at the Berlinale. The study was conducted in all areas and programmes, starting in 2014. Women everywhere we road, and now it’s documented. But as a percentage they are on all fronts inferior to men. They accounted for 30-38% of the participation in different projects and programmes, and film professions. So that our girls endorsed gender policy of the festival, but this is the rare case when the quality has not suffered. On the screen many new faces. the Main role was played by the soloist of group Oqjav Vadim Korolev. The film starred Dmitriy Kubasov was a student of Marina Razbezhkina, who is filming their own movie, but is in demand as an actor.

in Addition to topical gender themes, there was another – not less important, associated with Chinese virus. Talking about it at the festival every day. One of the few Chinese filmmakers to reach the Berlinale, was the Director Jia Janka. He presented the documentary “Swim, yet the sea will not be blue”, filmed in his native Shanxi province. His companions were three of the writer through whom we learn about the life of this mighty country, its cultural currents and history. The music of Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff, refers to “the Quiet don” that made one of the heroes experience. And all this now looks through the prism of a raging virus that knocked over all picture of the country, which is not so easy to break. Inclino at the Berlinale, was invited to 118 Chinese film companies and individual filmmakers. Many of them didn’t make it. Experienced analysts are calling the current situation to the film industry is terrible. Janke told, how tragedy can turn into all these events for the Chinese filmmakers. People in Beijing and other cities stopped going to cinemas and other public places, people prefer to sit on a house until better times. The film carries huge losses. The return of the viewer, according to the Director, may not happen until June-July.

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