A host of new Russian projects in all kinds of different genres were announced in Cannes at a special presentation organised by Roskino.
Vera Glagoleva [pictured], director of Ralph Fiennes-starrer, Two Women, introduced her new project A Friend From Afar. Produced by Natalia Ivanova, this is the story of Russian writer Ivan Turgenev’s fatal affair with a French opera star seen through the eyes of his illegitimate daughter.
Audiences were also given their first look at The Other Cheek from producers Anastasia Perova, Vincent Cespedes, and Julia Lukashuk. The film focuses on a former figure-skater turned sports reporter plunged into the heavy-hitting world of boxing.
Producer Ilya Stewart presented Blood On The Dancefloor, a futuristic Hunger Games-style project set in a Europe recovering from a global war which has lapsed into a militant, misogynist Puritanism. Stewart confirmed the casting of three young Russian stars in leading