The St. Petersburg International Film Festival in September will be attended by Oliver Stone—an American film director, screenwriter, producer and three-time Oscar winner. As part of a special program, the director will personally present four projects to Russian audiences: his documentary series “The Untold History of the United States,” and his films “Alexander,” “JFK” and “Savages.”
“The Untold History of the United States” will be presented in Russia for the first time. This series tells a story of events that took place in 20th-century American history and had a huge influence on the formation of the present face of the country. World War II, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cold War and relations with the Soviet Union, the Vietnam War, the establishment of U.S. global hegemony after the fall of the Communist regime, and the war on terror—these controversial topics have been reflected by the director in his series.
The St. Petersburg International Film Festival is a competition between full-length films; it has been held since 2012 as a part of the St. Petersburg International Film Forum. This year, the festival will be held on Sept. 13–22. The program, according to a preliminary estimate, will include 97 films, 14 of which will make up the competition program of the festival.
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