The programme of the first Moscow Kurdish Film Festival has been announced. The festival will be held in the ‘Karo 11 Oktyabr’ movie theatre in Moscow between 21-24 July.
With this first ever Kurdish film festival in Russia, film lovers will be able to watch films delving into culture and history as well as the contemporary life and problems of Kurdish people.
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Kurdistan Regional Government, the festival will feature examples of contemporary Kurdish cinema and award-winning Kurdish films which have been well received by audiences in various international festivals.
Fifteen feature films will be screened during the festival which will feature a total of 35 films, including documentary films and short films. All feature films, documentaries and short films screened during the Film Festival by Kurdish filmmakers will be screened in the original language with Russian subtitles.
“We had planned to hold the festival in May last year, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the War against the Nazis. But the pandemic affected matters and we had to postpone the festival until 2021. We hope that everything will go well this year and that the Kurdish Film Festival will be an important cultural event in Moscow,” said Gulizer Gerdenzeri, the festival director.