Petersburg hosts the 30th Vivat Cinema of Russia!

In St. Petersburg from May 11 to May 15, the XXX All-Russian Film Festival “Vivat Cinema of Russia!” The start of the festival was given by its president, People’s Artist of Russia Svetlana Kryuchkova, firing at noon from a cannon of the Peter and Paul Fortress. And in the evening, the grand opening will take place at the Oktyabrsky Big Concert Hall – with a classic red carpet and the presentation of the awards “Unfading Audience Love”, “Living Legend of Russian Cinema”, “For Creative Contribution to Russian Cinema”.

There are eight films in the competition program this year. They will be presented to the audience by creative groups of creators.

  • «Nakhimov“(12+) – May 12, 14:00 (kinoloft “Moscow”, Alexander Nevsky sq., 2)

A film about a father’s struggle for two Nakhimov sons who choose an easier path in life and decide to join a gang.

  • «Hotel“(16+) – May 12, 16:00 (kinoloft “Moscow”, Alexander Nevsky sq., 2)

Just one night in a godforsaken hotel turns the life of a young couple upside down.

  • «Maria. Save Moscow“(12+) – May 12, 18:00 (Moskva movie theater, Alexander Nevsky sq., 2), May 13, 18:40 (Zanevsky cinema, Novocherkassky pr., 47, building 1)

The film is based on the legend of how, in December 1941, Moscow flew over with a miraculous icon. According to the plot of the film, junior lieutenant Maria Petrova delivered this icon to the capital from the occupied territory.

  • «Disobedient“(12+) – May 13, 11:00 (Moskva movie theater, Alexander Nevsky sq., 2), May 14, 18:40 (Zanevsky cinema, Novocherkassky pr., 47, building 1)

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A movie about a modern prankster who, in order to escape from a criminal case, hides in a monastery.

  • «Once upon a time in the desert“(12+) – May 13, 14:00 (Moskva movie theater, Alexander Nevsky sq., 2), May 15, 18:40 (Zanevsky cinema, Novocherkassky pr., 47, building 1)

Syria, 2016. Demining of ancient Palmyra. In the center of the plot is the story of a sapper, his work and love for a local girl.

  • «Africa“(6+) – May 12, 16:30 (Moskva movie theater, Alexander Nevsky sq., 2), May 14, 17:00 (Druzhba Cinema, Moskovsky pr., 202)

A drama about the difficult choice of two blockade boys who need to decide whether to save a dog or a family found at the site of a recent battle.

  • “Learning is the fruit“(12+) – May 12, 17:00 (Druzhba Cinema, 202 Moskovsky pr.), May 14, 11:00 (Moskva movie theater, Alexander Nevsky Square, 2),

Another competitive picture about the war. The place of action is Mikhailovskoye. In the occupied village, the local “left-hander” Sergei and a German teacher of literature who appreciates Russian culture are trying to save Pushkin’s legacy and prevent him from being taken to Germany.

  • «Conscience“(16+) – May 13, 17:00 (Druzhba Cinema, 202 Moskovsky pr.), May 14, 14:00 (Moskva movie theater, Alexander Nevsky Square, 2)

A film about the struggle for justice in the scenery of Petrograd in the 1920s.

In addition, films on nine programs will be screened out of competition:

  • To the 100th anniversary of Stanislav Rostotsky “Happiness is when you are understood”

  • In memory of Leonid Kuravlev “So we will live!”

  • In memory of Viktor Merezhko “Frontiers of creativity: screenwriter, director, actor”

  • To the 95th anniversary of Oleg Efremov “The talent to be loved”

  • To the 70th anniversary of Sergei Parshin “Sergey Parshin. Everything that is done is for the best.”

  • To the 350th anniversary of the First All-Russian Emperor Peter I “The Bronze Horseman”

  • To the 100th anniversary of the birth of Evgeny Matveev “Evgeny Matveev. Fate in Russian”

  • To the 90th anniversary of George Shtil. Georgy Shtil. I have all the roles – the main ones!

  • To the 100th anniversary of Anatoly Papanov. From comedy to drama.

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For more information on the film screening schedule, please see on the festival website.

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