The screening of the film Pop by Vladimir Hotinenko, based on a true story from the Great Patriotic War, opened the Eleventh Review of Russian Film at the Faculty of Arts in Pale last night.
The third secretary of the Russian Embassy in BiH, Lilia Sabirova, told reporters that during five days the outstanding achievements of Russian cinema will be shown and that they have good relations with the Faculty of Philosophy in Pale where Russian is studied for a long time.
She stated that delegations from Russian universities had been coming to this institution of higher education several times and that Professor Ilya Tjapkov from the non-governmental organization “Russian Humanitarian Mission” was working there.
“Today’s event is another confirmation of the existing fruitful cooperation. We intend to continue to organize cultural and educational events in the cities of the Republika Srpska. “pointed out Sabir, adding that films about modern life in Russia, sports and more will be presented.
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of East Sarajevo, Draga Mastilovic, says they are pleased to host the Russian Film Review for the 11th time.
According to him, in the past years one of the organizers was Zeljko Stojanovic together with the Embassy of Russia in BiH, and this year the organization was taken over by the Center for Russian Studies, which was established last year at this faculty, which continues a number of successful activities not only related to research and study of Russian language as well as Russian history, culture and art.
Mastilovic said that in this way, the Faculty of Philosophy is deepening excellent cooperation not only with the Russian Embassy in BiH but also with universities from the Russian Federation and that they have signed cooperation with two other universities in Moscow.
“We have exceptional cooperation with the Russian Humanitarian Mission in the Balkans, whose headquarters are in Belgrade, and whose assistance and support to the Faculty of Philosophy and the Chair of Russian Studies and the Center for Russian Studies is valuable. Thanks to them, we now have a full-time Russian language lecturer at the faculty, ” said Mastilovic.
Mastilovic reminds that this year they have launched a new study program for Russian language and international relations, which has also been recognized by the Government of the Russian Federation, so they are pleased that cooperation with Russian universities is going up.
There are five films in the repertoire of the magazine and the movie “Pop” is shown tonight.
Throughout the Review, viewers will be able to see the films “His Wife’s Diary”, which tells the story of the life of Russian writer Ivan Bunin, and “The Island,” the extraordinary work of Paul Lungin, tomorrow and Wednesday, December 10 and 11.
On Thursday, December 12, the film Nikita Mihalk’s “Sunflower” will be screened, made according to the motives of Ivan Bunjin’s works, and on Wednesday, December 13, the film by Roman Prigunov “Soulless”.
All films will be screened in the Faculty Amphitheater from 7 pm.
So far, the Russian film magazine has been held several times in Mostar, Sarajevo, Bileca, Nevesinje, Bijeljina, Brcko, Prijedor, Kotor Varos, Banja Luka, Foca, Zvornik, Vlasenica, Rogatica, as well as in Serbia and Montenegro.
The Russian film screening, organized by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in BiH and the Faculty of Philosophy of Pale, will run until Wednesday, December 13.