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this question and many others surrounding the film world are asked by spotlight host al going off in its chat with the director of the two one international contemporary film festival our interview show is next. yeah in the welcome to spotlight to show on our team i'll bring our band 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 at various trustable shows that people are hungry for alternative cinema so can this provide an anti-dote to spectacular blockbuster the international contemporary film festival is ongoing you must go and its program
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director public statement. the arms. critics say cinema is going through his story. the so-called independent previews top box offices while hollywood blockbusters become we know profound amateurs take it 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.
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blurring the borders about different genres of singing much different kinds of cinema about blurring the border between cinema and content. art. documentary and fiction or 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 their areas of creative work in cinema well i know that you call your first of all a contemporary thing for us to bluebird are all food first was showing contemporary movies this is this idea of a festival on well not necessarily vinnell i mean there are wonderful film festivals that are that are concentrated on retrospective for example i don't know given some films that chalky is contemporary they are sometimes very attentive to
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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. we are sort of trying to focus our attention on the trends that are going to be particularly interesting in the nearest years there is a will you can to improve your art which i personally dislike the wounds of this a format i don't really understand what form it means i think they 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 no one in the world this is only seventy four met means but still they see professions like yourselves very that that every first
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of all today has its own format is there a format for your festival and what films what movies fit into the two in one for growth personally we are together on this because i. i hate the word is that almost as well i mean. this is not a bad form of this is about the selection while selection of course is has to be done according to some creepy rear guard our main cretu your ear and we've got the strictest selection i believe out of all the first film festivals in the world either we like or dislike the movie works doesn't work so. it's not about form art we can include give and blockbuster movie in the competition if it. 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 of form and it's so the cold or or or warm i mean. well the are the
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water. makes you feel good or it makes you feel bad sometimes it doesn't depend 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 companies there's a local hero here and you know most of us have this feel for everything also to do a movie yeah exactly so ok let's let's drop format so do you the atmosphere of your first among those 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 guests first of all i would like to say a certain year only in five hundred guests who are really interested in what is going on for example for well i can name some names the you'd like to because for
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as a president of the jury we've got for robert siegel a wonderful american filmmaker who was the scriptwriter of wrestler with me group. the main india used to invite people who are really interested in what's going on we are not inviting people for money we're not inviting people to stroll on a red carpet this is completely irrelevant for us if we're inviting someone this is going this is mean this means that we are going to have press conferences master classes meeting with the audience and we mean the art we hope to not only the audience but the people who are invited or guests will be satisfied with this experience because the first of all is a place for communication. communication means communication between of the audience and of all of these it means of communication between their audience hundred filmmakers and between filmmakers themselves because this is the best place
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to make friends after all one of the papers quoted you as saying that that 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 sharking surprising. well shocking doesn't necessarily about we have to see some shocking scenes of violence from person to some old in front of the camera now shocking only means 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 menus ted submission out of the movie made by some well known filmmaker and
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what we really lap 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 project predictability is so bad i mean for example if when characterizing a person when characterizing somebody who what will people usually say is political i mean this is good it's very 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. you know you're saying well this is the point actually i mean you know we're really like a person lot of person's life for. everything that surrounds us to be reliable i've
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been so predictable but reliable when we look when we lie here on on a certain kind of reaction. well we still need to explore something new because this is where we're here for for well this is for me. this is our this is their idea of life to explore their unpredictable areas of creative enough in life. art in everything because otherwise it would be simply boring you have a program this year. called bollywood strikes back and these are the endian remakes of the most successful hollywood blockbusters are you showing these films just to satisfy the moscow public or why. well. how do you loring where is out of the unpredictability well certainly
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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 bar which is a very harsh and tough grammar. it's kind of
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a thriller with a very gripping one when i heard that they made it three are one 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 isn't. all this is actually better than the original it's. now i mean what is important for this bollywood product program is in terms of imagination they are far beyond hollywood go. in there the owner of the program and now the project there within the framework of your first of all is called generation campaigns who are the teachers and who are the students well the teachers are all well. everyone who wants to come you know i mean. i i hope that the president of the jury robert so i go all the scriptwriter of rest of my months and already he's going to be one of
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the lecturers and i'm sure that some people from new york film academy will show up and would. say yeah. the students all the students from film schools around europe and around the world who are willing to comment who are willing to experience something you've. given not only experience something new about to make a few. short movies which are going to be presented at the closing ceremony so i would say the very program director of the twenty one in the national contemporary film for spotlight should we do we take a break so stay with us we'll be back with this interview. from the days of the manhattan project transported to the university of california
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welcome back to the spotlight i'm al green arvin just a reminder that my guest on the show today is alex amy that is a program director of the two and 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 to face serious well also two and one make most of the festivals one is to promote non-conventional aren't most of the festivals one to promote not conditional on it and noncommercial art and on the other hand they advertise movies for the wide public that they sort of are. show them to the air to the press to the public what do you see as the principal row for your festival for all the other two are you know what well what you are saying i think it's really relevant only for one from first of all in the world
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which is the council on the council first of all because. really really really launching launching a firm or as they'll put in fillmore's the competition and the count's film first of all that conserve european european distribution maybe venus benes but. otherwise no i don't believe so i mean film festivals always like to. stress the fact that film wear shorts and for example for the competition they were later distributed in the country and we have such successful examples for example we have michael a film. by my close friend pota salon co one of the best check film filmmakers who made a. very interesting contemporary version of car a massively problems but after you have ski and it was picked up by the district
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russian distributors and it was released after we premiered at the film festival about a toll from first fall but i wouldn't overestimate this role mainly i would say the film festival is a noncommercial our launch pad for our war. films but that can gain some profit in small circles but you know like like we don't need lots of thirteen months but without that amount we can die you are told this is why this is the same thing goes for a so-called noncommercial movie. b r c well actually the last ten years have seen references in russian cinema from the deep crisis spotlight in the reports on that issue. how were you measure the success of the film industry walks office or international awards can turn crew russian cinema
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hasn't taught there are some successful attempts to meet it in hollywood like for derby wonder trucks epic historical dramas were to more bergman their lives so i have fibro busters the number of commercial success have been paved he's way too rude however he's night to watch grey's do less money in europe then andries the return true see if 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 the noncommercial counterparts keep on conquering the world the last few years have tsunami example gretzky's triumph or 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
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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 snatching 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 what same should 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 are 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
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imitate blockbusters though there will never be better than that how he would blockbusters because because the the history of russian cinema is like thought provoking likelike very very meditative. films is the true. well received doesn't me colonel sounds to imitate anything known 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 or 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
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are well if you are inclined to do something owls well i think russia is by far not the worst place in the world to abase because we still have a significant state ward for debut film four or tour filmmakers. i would say you can you can make a decent movie here or still for. i don't know half a million dollars which would be impossible in america for a you were saying in one of the interviews i quote the problem with contemporary art moon. 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
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yesterday on the jury right now i'm not on the program director so i thought the film where we like and thought of my judgment is that all the movies in the competition of turin one full of all are certainly of the best the best possible movies but. for the all for the jury members i would say. that the master 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 nominees he just makes little shorts for him almost no dialogue deliberated buildings around here you know like water dripping from it. one drop in five minutes here and that would probably create i'm. russian i'm going to not i think when you really want
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cause we mustn't look for can time of war for 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 move 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 when one for means like a person. and the world around it. because without regard to your world bank mr newman which is only a reflection of our own thoughts and ideas but wouldn't be interesting because that sentiment self is an art form that helps you to use that argument of reality while
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expressing yourself but you cannot. you cannot make are the eyes a part of the question 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 cinema was characterized i mean the cinema life was characterized by the existence of a number of living classics who 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 to do a 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 authority is is this do you have the same situation in cinema well i would say so because.
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because like all there are all that all thoughts whom we really like and to war from the second part of the twentieth century in there and not getting younger you know like if we talk about woody allen or lost even lost phone tree year or archita response or other famous european and american filmmakers there are already over fifty and we don haven't you well we have a new generation but it's not it's these names are not you know like brand names anymore if you just. between your film by a new filmmaker well nobody nobody would want to go and watch it on the wires there was 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 visit program director of the two
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in one international contemporary film. that's it for now from all of us here spotlight will be back to the implementor party and take care.
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