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major christopher western weapons explosives. also trade unions hope the new approaches from greece as the parliament in athens are produced by its scenes of chaos and violence across the country in response. u.s. president barack obama tells top iraq at the shows by videoconference that the american troops will leave the ground by the end of ten to eleven pleas from baghdad to keep several thousand u.s. military personnel in the country out of the training schools have been rejected because i've been troubled continuing to monitor. and to galileo makes a big step into space a russian soyuz rocket launches a pair of european stocks flights for the space and french guiana they keep components of an ambitious european integration system to arrive on its champion. and coming right up an alternative cinema challenge hollywood were announced at the base and other questions on the film world no interviews direct so but two in one international contemporary movie festival alex.
hello yelena welcome to the spotlight show on our team i'll bring our bank today my guest on the show. hollywood movies are dominating big screen world what some make in comes to the budgets of small countries but the lasting success of noncommercial movies that's very stressed shows that people are hungry for alternative cinema so can this provide anti-dote to spectacular blockbusters the two one international film festival is ongoing in moscow and its program director public statement the. critics say cinema
is going through a historic. the so-called independent previews top box offices while hollywood blockbusters become we know profound an artistic but on the whole critics complain cinema has become very predictable and it's hard to find a really a regional work that's why the two in one pastoral was created its organizers say they don't choose on directors names or a critic's opinion their cholesterol only features music and surprised and perhaps . thank you very much for being with us thank you for inviting me welcome to the show well first of all to in one festival what is to me while actually it doesn't mean what you perhaps would have suggested it's not about how their shoulders from well definitely about. blurring the borders of all different genres of much different kinds of cinema
about blurring the border between cinema and content. art documentary and fiction and. commercialized cinema so all this about making cinema a unified space where we can explore when world can find something interesting where we can showcase the best findings in all their areas of creative work in cinema well i know that you call your first of all a contemporary thing for us to do but are all food first rules showing contemporary movies this is this idea of a festival or well not necessarily vinnell i mean there are wonderful film festivals that are that are concentrated on retrospective for example i don't know if some films are chalk is contemporary they are sometimes very attentive to retrospective part of the example berlin ali and san sebastian film festival well
we are not the biggest film festival in the world so we we are trying to concentrate on what is important for in our days when our show casing we're not presenting retrospectives a lot of them are. we are sort of trying to focus our attention on the trends that are delving to be particularly interesting in the nearest yes there is a worry contemporary art which i personally dislike the wounds of this a format i don't really understand what form it means i think that i think that a piece of work including movies can be good or bad but well this is it you can also be forty three or sixteen why knowing well the world this is only seventy four met means but still they see professions like yourselves very that that every first of all today has its own format is there a format for your first of all tell you what films what movies fit into the two and
one for growth personally we are together on this because i. i hate the word with their might as well i mean. this is not about war much this is about the selection while selection of course is has to be done according to some critical rear guard our main chrystia area and we've got the strictest selection i believe out of all the first film festivals in the world as we like or dislike the movie works either doesn't work so we it's not about format we can include. blockbuster movie in the competition if it if it's really a work of art for a work of for personal expression but you know it's like vodka vodka can be out a form of it so the cold or or or warm i mean. well the are the water. makes you feel good or it makes you feel bad sometimes it doesn't the pound
upon the quality of vodka depends upon the atmosphere i don't want to. well not only quantity but i mean the selection selection also relates selection of company so there's a lot of you know most of this field for everything also to do a movie yeah exactly so ok let's let's drop for a minute so do you the atmosphere of your festival there's that does it suppose that you have to have some some some special sort of movies because you said it could be anything including a blockbuster well it can be and if you only thing but in terms of gas first of all i would like to say only guests who are really interested in what is going on for example for well i can name you some names the you'd like to cause as a president of the jury we've got for robert siegel a wonderful american filmmaker who was the scriptwriter of wrestler with grooved.
main india is to invite people who are really interested in what's going on we are not inviting people for money when not inviting people to stroll on a red carpet this is completely irrelevant for us if we're inviting someone who says going this is me this means that we are going to have press conferences master classes meeting with the audience and we mean the art we hope not only the audience but the people who are invited our guests will be satisfied with this experience because the first twelve is a place for communication communication means communication between the audience and the movies it means the communication between their audience and the filmmakers and between filmmakers themselves because this is the best place to make friends after all one of the papers quoted you as saying that that's your first of all your festivals main feature is to surprise at least this year doesn't mean that you
would show a movie that's all for aesthetically but sharky surprising. well shocking doesn't necessarily about we have to earth see some shocking scenes of violence for the person being. in front of the camera now shocking only means start we need to change the culture of codes for our movies because predictability i would say is the worst enemy of art in contemporary film and not only film because everything is predictable you know what to expect out of the newest show out of when you step submission out of the movie made by some well known filmmaker and what we really lab is a sense of surprise when you have something that delivers when you have something that really surprises you that can catch you unaware this is what we're searching
for in the competition and not on the competition for you know our i os. i do think that predicts predictability is so bad i mean for example if when characterizing a person when characterizing somebody what will people usually say is brutal i mean this is good it's really hard to deal with unpredictable people unpredictable countries and predictable situations in life so why do we want life to be predictable and films to be unpredictable does that mean that films should be should be close to life. while it means that. you know you're saying well this is the point actually i mean you know we really like a person lot of person's life for. everything that surrounds us to be reliable i don't say predictable but reliable when we can rely on one
a certain kind of reaction. well we still need to explore something new because this is where we are here for for i mean that well this is for me. this is this is their idea of life to explore their unpredictable areas of creative enough in life in. art in everything because otherwise it would be simply boring so you have a program this year. called bollywood strikes back and these are the indian remakes of the most successful hollywood blockbusters are you showing these films just to satisfy the moscow public or why. oh well. i want to loring you know where is out of the unpredictability well certainly certainly all the films a shilling to satisfy the demand in moscow partly because of multiple audiences
because there are very particular very specific audience with very specific tastes bart in terms of talking about this program hollywood's trying strikes back bollywood strides back i think it's very in cages in an interesting idea because. when i first heard of their remey of mantle amount is a cult movie by christopher nolan a famous hollywood director who took on the back when franchise was very famous in hollywood and all over the world and i've heard they may be a remake of me amount of bart which is a very harsh and tough from our bottom easier and it's kind of a thriller with a very gripping one when i heard that they made it three hour long remake of the
heart with songs and dances in bollywood i couldn't believe my own ears when i saw it i couldn't believe my own heart is. that all this is a true battle them their original adults. now i mean what in some porn for this bollywood product program is in terms of imagination there are far beyond hollywood now. in the in of the program in other projects that within the framework of your festival is called generation campus who are the teachers and who are the students while the teachers are all while. everyone who wants to come you know i mean while. i i hope that the president of the jury robert siegel the script try to offer us and i mentioned already he's going to be one of the lecturers and i'm sure that some people from new york film academy will show up
and would. say yeah. from film schools around europe and around the world who are willing to comment who are willing to experience something you. not only experience something about to make a few. short movies which i'm going to prove to be presented at the closing ceremony says i would say that there is a program director of the twenty one international contemporary film spotlight sure agreed to we take a break so stay with us we'll be back with this interview in a. wealthy british science.
market why not. come to find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's culture the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report on our. welcome back to spotlight i'm al green arbonne just a reminder that my guest on the show today is alex amy the visit program director
of the two in one international contemporary film festival i would say we started talking about different features of your film festival well let's talk about another one big festivals have two faces well altered to win one most of the festivals one is to promote non-conventional most of the festivals want to promote now commission live and noncommercial art and on the other hand they advertise movies for the wide public there they sort of are show them to the to the press to the public what do you see as the principal row for your festival although all the two are in one are going well what you are saying i think it's really relevant only for one from first of all in the world which is the council yonder come from first of all because. really really really launching launch in
a phone call are still in film competition on three counts film first of all that conserve european european distribution maybe venus. but. otherwise no i don't believe so i mean film festivals always like to. stress the fog the film but wear shorts and for example for the competition underwear later distributed in the country we have such successful examples for example we have michael a film. by my close friend part of the land called one of the best tech film filmmakers who made a. very interesting contemporary version of current massively problems but after you have ski and he was picked up by the destroyer russian distributors and he was released after we premiered at the film festival about
a toll from first film but i wouldn't overestimate this role mainly i would say that film festival is a noncommercial our launchpad for war. films that can gain some profit part in small for all but you know like like we don't need lot of for to months but without that amount we can die you are told this is what the this is the same thing goes for a so-called noncommercial movie. there say well actually the last ten years have seen references in russian cinema from the deep crisis spotlight in the report and that issue. how were you measure the success of the film industry walks office or international awards contemporary russian cinema has it all there are some successful attempts to meet it in hollywood like for derby
wonder troops epic historical dramas want to move their lives so i fibro busters the number of commercial success of unpaved he's way too rude however he's night to watch grey's do less money in europe then andries the return we true see of the golden lion in venice the small move in psychological drama managed to commercially lead a dance narrative. multiple twists and turns while russian commercial movies are quite rarely released outside the country then noncommercial counterparts keep on quon career in the world the last few years have tsunami example gretzky's triumph knowledge this pull through a shot at a real station in the arctic reap the harvest of international awards another russian film silent good a triumphant premier with a twenty minute long standing ovation in venice last year this year the council film festival awards again serves you lana and that success was followed by
alexander sycamore of snakes in the van this is a golden lion with his false impressionistic philosophical works by contemporary russian filmmakers appear to have greater appeal to viewers worldwide after all holywood produces enough blockbusters on its own so may be the right thing for russian filmmakers is to stick to which same to rely on tradition of raising serious issues and focusing on the character's thoughts and feelings rather than their actions. well our reporter mentioned back when back of spawn there films there have been lots of talk about on the on the one hand they really they really became popular he became popular in hollywood but on the other hand do you think that it makes sense for russian filmmakers to try to imitate blockbusters though there will never be better than that how he would blockbusters
because because the the the history of russian cinema is like thought provoking like like very very meditative. films is the true. well i would say doesn't me. sounds to imitate anything especially hollywood style bart if people are inclined to make kind of action movies like. like they make it in hollywood well the best ways to just to spend your last money for a ticket to california to i don't know to find a temporary job as a way turkey in mcdonald's. triton right on through the from just your scripts for projects or if you're an actor just go to. and screen to our soul whatever because hollywood is indeed the best place to to to to to action films well if you
were inclined to do something ousts well i think russia is by far not the worst place in the world to abase because we still have a significant state support for debut film four or two or filmmakers it's i would say you can you can make into some movie here still for. i don't know half a million dollars which would be impossible in america for a you were saying you know one of the interviews i quote the problem with contemporary art. movies is that they are mostly about the personality of their authors but it's almost impossible to say if the film is good or not what are the criteria for judges of such films when you what when you're in the jury. well i yesterday on the jury right now i'm not on the program director so i select
the films i really like and thought of my judgment is that all the movies in the competition of tour in one form first of all are certainly of the best the best possible movies but. for the all for the jury members i would say first that the mast important thing is to understand to feel if it's real or fake. because it's very easy to make a fake or art movie not going to raise you just makes low shorts you almost no dialogue deliberative buildings around here you know like water dripping from it. one throb in five minutes here and that would probably cretin. freshening russian on something artistic when it's really out
of cause we mustn't look for can time of war four continents if there is none of them nothing can say let's talk about about multiplying your own thoughts and feelings should know it is today not only in movies and we're not in general express anything else except his own feelings is own personality well this is. his. we're coming back to your first question what does it actually to in one mean yeah when one alpha means like a person and the world around it. because without regard to your world bank missed cinema which is only a reflection of our own towards and ideas that wouldn't be interesting because there cinema in a self is an art form that helps you to use elements of reality while expressing yourself but you cannot. you cannot are met are the eyes
a part of the equation you cannot to meet yourself because you need something to express and you need something to talk about but you cannot only trail it because you have to use it if it's not there well it's a fable in the twentieth century the sooner was characterized i mean the cinema life was characterized by the existence of a number of living classics whose. some of the made movies some of them quit making movies but they were around and they certainly reference as they set an example for everybody else today twenty first century is a time of the authority and i mean i mean authorities are overthrown with every new generation even with half a generation they overthrow their thirty is is this do you have the same situation in cinema well i would say so because. because like all their all that all thoughts. really unlike under the war
from the second part of the twentieth century of their own not getting younger you know like if we talk about woody allen or last even last phone tree air or article response or other famous european and american filmmakers they already for over fifty and we don haven't you know what we have a new generation but it's not it's these names are not you know like brand names anymore if you were distributing your film by new filmmaker well nobody nobody would want to go and watch it otherwise there is a special reason thank you thank you very much for being with us and just a reminder that my guest today was like same with this program director of the two in one international contemporary film. that's it for now from all of us here
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