Screenings of the 17th Film Festival "WON TOGETHER" started in Crimea

14/11/2022 21:49

On November 10, 2022, the film program "Prologue" of the XVII International Film Festival "Won Together" named after Vladimir Menshov started in Sevastopol.

The events began within the walls of the Sevastopol State University with the screening of two films, united by a common theme - Heroes of our time. The film "Flyers" by Anna Katorina from St. Petersburg tells about air ambulance doctors whose every day job is save lives. The film "Champions" by Marina Chuvailova is about the junior team in synchronized figure skating: the colossal work of young athletes and coaching staff, about the pain and defeats that have to be overcome on the way to new victories.

As part of the show, a meeting was held with the world champion, European champion, two-time world record holder in high jump, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, winner of the World Oscar in sports Igor Paklin.

“It is very important to treat your business with full responsibility, no matter what you do. Sometimes the life of a person depends on it, sometimes - the reputation of your country on the world stage. The main thing is to remember that in life there is always a place for a feat!” - the famous athlete summed up the meeting.

For 15 years, the film festival "WON TOGETHER" was held annually in Sevastopol and gathered the color of world and Russian documentaries in the Crimea. In 2022, competitive screenings of the film festival will be held in the hero city of Volgograd. The opening ceremony will take place on November 19 - on the day of the 80th anniversary of the start of the counteroffensive of the Soviet troops near Stalingrad.

The organizers are the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. This year, the film festival is supported by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives.

November 10 - 15, 2022, the city of Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea hosts the “Prologue” program of the festival. The event includes meetings with schoolchildren of the city of Sevastopol, students of the Sevastopol State University, the Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, students of the Railway College in Simferopol. There is a film marathon "Russia: from the past to the future" in the main cinema of the city of Sevastopol "Victory". It presents viewers with documentaries dedicated to the main historical events of the Russian state over the past century.

On the first day of the screening, the film by the Sevastopol author Sergei Abramov "The Color of Blood" about the family tragedy of two brothers who found themselves on opposite sides of the barricades during the Civil War of the early 20th century was presented to Sevastopol residents.

Sergei Kolbin, a senator of the Russian Federation, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, gave the start of the film marathon. After the screening, there was an audience discussion of the film with the author.

In the following days, at the Pobeda cinema, you can see films dedicated to the collapse of the Soviet Union and acute topical issues of today.

The start of daily film shows is at 18:30.