Russian films may get included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO


List of Russian and Soviet production films that are recommended for inclusion in the UNESCO program "Memory of the World", will be presented by the experts in the field of cinema. The presentation will take place at the central venue of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum - in the General Staff of the Hermitage - under the "Cinema" section.


Today, the program for the protection of the world's documentary heritage includes about 800 films, while there is not a single picture of domestic production. List of Russian films prepared by historians, theorists and practitioners cinema. Special guest of the presentation will be Bojan Radoykov, Chief of the preservation and accessibility of information Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.


As part of the "Cinema" section there also will be a three-day conference, exhibition, presentation, a series of film screenings and workshops. Guests and participants of the first day of the Forum will be introduced to the unique interactive map of the city. On the site of the multimedia project "Petersburg as a movie" visitors can take a virtual walk through the places of the filming of the legendary films of "Lenfilm" or see rare archival photographs.


"Lenfilm" studio will present three new projects: "Indemnities" based on the novel by Sergei Snezhkin based on the novel of Leonid Yuzefovich, debut film "Girl and Bird" of Ksenia Baskakova starring Ivan Ohlobystina and Garik Sukachev and almanac "St. Petersburg. Selfie". The authors of the last film are seven famous women directors: Renata Litvinova, Avdotya Smirnova, Anna Parmas, Oksana Bychkova, Aksinia Gogh, Natalya Nazarova and Natalia Kudryashova. During the presentation of the latest film projects, participants will also get acquainted with the film "Harms" - co-production of Russia, Lithuania and Macedonia and the new movie by Alexei Uchitel "Matilda."


The conference "Cinema on the big screen" will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Cinema Fund, Russian and foreign industry professionals. At the round table, they will talk about the interaction of government and business in the organization of shows and will promote films of national production. Experts will also discuss the restoration and rental of archival film, chronicling the preservation and revival of the documentary genre. In particular, under the direction of Alexei Uchitel roundtable participants will learn how to make a documentary film more popular and return rental educational and popular science films.


The activities of the business and educational streams will be attended by prominent foreign figures of cinema. At the meetings and workshops will perform Fassbinder's film editor Juliane Lorenz, David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch operator Frederick Elmes, movie archivist Bruce Posner, Dutch director Jos Stelling.