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“Unfaithfulness” by Serebrennikov got to the Venice Film Festival

The new film directed by the Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov will be presented at the 69th Venice Film Festival competition

The film tells how two strangers discover that their spouses are lovers. Starring roles are Franziska Petri, the German actress, and Dejan Lilic, the Macedonian actor. The Russian “VIA-Gra” band’s singer Albina Janabaeva acted in the film as well.

 The famous Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is a “TEFI” prize winner, “Kinotavr” and the competitions winner of the International Film Festival in Rome. Serebrennikov’s performances were repeatedly nominated for the prize “Golden Mask”. In 2006, he was awarded a special jury prize “for creating vivid performances in 2004-2005”. This year, Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Golden cockerel” performance in Bol’shoy theatre was nominated for “Opera / Filmmaker’s work”.

 Among Serebrennikov’s films awarded  the “Kinotavr” are the famous: “Posing as a Victim” (The Festival’s best prize) and “St. George's Day” (best female role). He also worked on the film-almanac “Short circuit” in which Boris Khlebnikov, Ivan Vyrypaev, Petr Buslov and Alexey German junior took part.

The 69th Venice Film Festival will be held on 29 August – 8 September 2012. The opening film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” directed by Mira Nair (“Vanity fair”, “New York, I love you”, “8”, and “11 September”) is based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid, a Pakistani writer.

 The honorary Venice Film Festival’s “Golden Lion” for cinematography contribution will go to Francesco Rosi, the 89 year old Italian filmmaker of  “Il Caso Mattei” (1972) and “Cristo si e fermato a Eboli” (1979). Michael Mann, the American filmmaker of films such as “Ali” and “Jonny D”, producer of the famous serial “Miami Police: Moral Department” will be the head o the festival  jury.

Last year Alexander Sokurov’s “Faust” was awarded the best prize at the Venice Film Festival.