From 16th to 19th of June within the framework of the Year of Russian Cinema the Palace square will hold the Cinema and Music Festival “Saint-Petersburg Holidays”. The Festival’s program includes Soviet and Russian movie-marathon, the concert of Mariinsky theater choir and orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev and an orchestra performance of soundtracks to Soviet and Russian motion pictures composed by Eduard Artemyev.
During the white night season the Palace square will transform into an open-air movie theatre that will screen Soviet and Russian movies from dawn to dusk.
The program of the movie-marathon will cover thematic blocks: Saint-Petersburg story, Personalities and Characters, The Golden Age of Children’s Cinema, Cinema is a woman, Changes! First block will include movies connected to Saint-Petersburg as a unique city that became not only a decoration but also the cinematic character for Sergey Eisenstein, Aleksey Balabanov, Igor Maslennikov, Grigoriy Kozintsev and other legendary directors. Personalities and Characters block will feature motion pictures where happy and tragic, trivial and confusing destinies are intertwined with the difficult history of the country. Third movie-marathon block comprises adaptations of fairy tales and children's books beloved by the several generations of young audience. Block “Cinema is a woman” will be dedicated to the Great Russian actresses, the fifth block will include films of the last 30 years, which tell how the time and people were changing.
The concert performance by the Mariinsky Theater choir and orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev will be held on June, 17th on the Palace Square and will become the key music event of the Festival. The concert will mark the 125th anniversary of Sergeyy Prokofiev, and will be accompanied by shots from the Sergey Eisenstein’s motion pictures.
Detailed program of the Saint-Petersburg Holidays Festival is published here>>>
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