RG to host festival of films, online

The seventh Double Dv@ Online Film Festival will run from April 11 to April 22 on the newspaper's website.

The seventh Double Dv@ Online Film Festival will run from April 11 to April 22 on the newspaper's website.

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A whole range of Russian movies with subtitles will be available to watch free, online, for two weeks from mid-April, as part of the seventh edition of the Take Two Online Film festival, hosted by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Lovers of Russian cinema will get a chance to savour and watch online screenings of films that have not been widely screened earlier, courtesy the Russian daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

The seventh ‘Double Dv@’ (Take Two) Online Film Festival, aimed at showcasing a host of Russian films that did not make it to mass release, will run from April 11 to April 22 on the newspaper's website

The films will be available on the website for 48 hours, during which time viewers can watch them online at any time they want. Most films will be shown with English subtitles.

The festival programme includes ‘Chagall – Malevich’, a historical film by Alexander Mitta about the Vitebsk period of life of Russian avant-garde geniuses Kazimir Malevich and Marc Chagall, the comic drama ‘Once’ by Renat Davletyarov, director and vice-president of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), as well as a teen drama by Andrey Zaitsev titled ‘14+’, screened in the Generation 14plus programme at the Berlin Film Festival last year.

The most recent films directed by Eldar Ryazanov, including ‘The Irony of Fate’, ‘A Cruel Romance’ and other Soviet and Russian box office hits will feature in the non-competitive part of the festival. Ryazanov died in November 2015.

Sergei Solovyov, whose movie ‘ASSA’ (1987) was one of the most iconic films of the Soviet period, will receive the special award for "Outstanding Contribution to Cinema."

Festival website: d2.rg.ru

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