Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Russian film wins European award

The film “The Stoker” (Кочегар) by Russian director Alexey Balabanov has been awarded the main prize of the International Film Festival of Central and East European countries in Wiesbaden.

The panel was in session for six hours without a break and in the end came to the conclusion that Balabanov’s film was the best, the Interfax news agency reports.

This year Balabanov also won Russian film critics’ award “The White Elephant” as the best film of the year and “The Golden Eagle” prize for the best direction.

Voice of Russia

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