Russian Film Week is held in Valletta from 4 to 10 October. The event is dedicated to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Malta, with the financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the organizational assistance of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Malta.
The week is held with the active participation of Maltese partners: Malta Tourism Authority, Malta Film Commission, and the production company FPSM.
The film producers and executive director of "Propeller Production" Grigory Podzemelny, director of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Malta Andrei Muraviev, representatives of the Malta Film Commission made welcome speeches during the opening ceremony. A representative of the Ministry of Culture of Russia recited greeting word from the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky.
After the official opening of the Russian Film Week the audience watched the movie "Thawed carp" by Vladimir Kott with Marina Neelova, Alisa Freindlikh and Yevgeny Mironov starring.
The habitants of Malta will be able to watch many creative movies from Russian filmmakers - both famous and those who made their first steps in cinematography. The most interesting, unexpected, versatile films were chosen to introduce modern Russia to Maltese spectators.
Russian Film Week will present the best Russian movies of the last two years: "Bolshoi" Valery Todorovsky, "Light it Up” Kirill Pletneva, "Rock" by Ivan Shakhnazarov, "Big Village Lights" by Ilya Uchitel, "The Green Carriage" by Oleg Asadulin. Movie "Judas" by Andrey Bogatyryov that was filmed in Malta, is also included in the program.