Today will be the fourth Odessa International Film Festival. The right to hold this event was granted to Alexey Sukhanov and Maria Efrosinina.
The ceremony will be held at the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. Odessa is ready to receive guests, stars of world cinema and social figures. All of them defile on the red carpet, whose length is 80 meters. By tradition, the festival will open Victoria and Sergei Tigipko. Following them will be a jury that will evaluate the best films. The jury will include: Francis Petri - a German actress, Nana Jorjadze - a Georgian director, Alexander Rodnyansky - a famous Russian producer, as well as Ukrainian writer and screenwriter Andrei Kurkov.
The prize for the best film will be awarded to the winner, who will be determined by the votes of the audience, so it is not yet known whether films about love will be awarded with the main award. Another surprise for Odessa will be a free concert of Kusturica and The No Smoking Orchestra, which will take place after the official part on the Potemkin Stairs.
Another news in the world of cinema was the return to the screens of Sophia Loren. The Hollywood star decided to play in a short film directed by her son. The actress at the age of 78 will play a major role in the film “The Human Voice”. Fans of film stars have long fallen no doubt what movie to watch. Filming takes place in Rome and Naples and will last until the middle of August. Despite her old age, the actress looks great, seven years ago she even agreed to a candid photo shoot. The last time in the title role, the actress appeared in front of the audience in the movie “Stuffed Peppers Go Into Business”. The picture in which Sophia Loren will play is an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's play, before the beginning of filming the French play was translated into Italian, and to be precise, into the Neapolitan dialect.
So there is nothing left but to congratulate the Hollywood star on his return to the blue screen, and to Odessa on the opening of the international festival of cinema.