Can Russians expect a bumper crop of awards at the Cannes 2013?

The 66th Cannes Film Festival began May 15. Nineteen films are competing for the Palme d’Or. Although there are no Russian-made movies on the list, the festival still carry importance for Russian cinema.

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Last year, Taisia Igumentseva, at that time a 23-year-old graduate of the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, won the 1st Prize Cinéfondation for her short film The Road To... The Cinéfondation selects short to medium-length films, and young Russian directors like Taisia Igumentseva are appearing on the list more and more often. What should we expect from this Cannes festival? How does the selection procedure goes on? What do we offer in the Russian pavilion this year? Find the answers in the video from the Cannes'2013 press-conference.

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