The jury of the Russian Film Festival Kinotavr conferred Grand Prize on Pavel Ruminov’s work I Will Be Near telling about an incurably ill woman, who is looking for a new family for her little son.
Best Direction Prize went to Vasili Sigarev for his film To Live; the best script writer is Mikhail Segal with his almanac Stories; and the best cameraman is Alisher Hamidhodzhaev, who shot To Live.
The festival jury handed the Best Female Role Prize to Anna Mikhalkova and Yana Troyanova, starring in Avdotya Smirnova’s feature Kokoko; whereas the Best Male Role award went to Azamat Nigmanov featured in Convoy by Alexey Mizgirev. Konvoy also got the prize for Best Music. The Best Debut is the film Daughter by Aleksander Kasatkin and Natalya Nazarova.
Altogether the competition program of Kinotavr Festival included 15 full-length films, among them one documentary – I Don’t Love You by Pavel Kostomarov and Alexander Rastorguev. The festival also presented a program of short-length films, in which the Grand Prize went to Mikhail Mestetsky’s work Legs are an Atavism.
Author: Vera Ivanova