International film festival "Zerkalo" named after Andrei Tarkovsky
Ivanovo Oblast GovernmentCulture and Cultural Heritage
Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival “Zerkalo” is an annual event combining all the best that is in contemporary auteur cinematography. For the fifth time it will take place in the territory of the Ivanovo Region. For the first time the Festival was held in 2007 having been immediately a subject of close attention both of the region inhabitants and of a large number of guests. Five years have passed since then; during that time the Festival in Ivanovo has always moved, extended the geography of presented at it films, cemented cultural relations between the region and the other regions and countries, increased a number of viewers. Today it is safe to say, that “Zerkalo” is a momentous event in cultural life of the whole country. The Festival based on a creative work of Andrei Tarkovsky, genius of domestic cinematography, puts up a viewer to the classics of a smart cinema, opens the new names and demonstrates the trends in the world of contemporary cinematography.
During the five years of the existence of “Zerkalo” Ivanovo inhabitants have seen many films composing a face of the contemporary cinematography including the works rewarded of the prestige international prizes. In consequence of this film holiday Ivanovo inhabitants got a golden opportunity to meet the most well-known film directors and actors of Russia and global scale.
It is no wonder that many inhabitants of Ivanovo have already waited for the beginning of the V International Film Festival “Zerkalo” which will be held in a whole series of region towns (Ivanovo, Shuya, Yurievets, Kineshma, Rodniki, Ples) from May 23 to 29, 2011. And in 2011 the viewers will make a lot of new discoveries in cinematography. It will be both competitive program including the works of new film directors of the world cinematography, and retrospective that will be composed of Andrei Tarkovsky’s favourite films, movies inspiring the great master this time.
Also, new films, that had already had time to become momentous, will be shown; the awardee of the Berlin Film Festival, Hungarian Bela Tarr’s work “The Turin Horse” will be at the top of a films list. And a full program of video art, the new cinematography style, able to interest the youth according to organizers’ intention,will be amid the innovations.
Also, it has already been known about coming of many screen personalities. The Englishman Ralph Fiennes (“Schindler's List”, “Harry Potter”) and Andrei Konchalovsky who worked with Tarkovsky in his time and many other screen personalities will visit the Festival in Ivanovo.