|Actress Helen Liadov, the winner as "Best Actress" for the film "Helen"|
A ceremony of awarding the Russian prize in cinematography “Nika” is currently taking place in Moscow.
In his address to the ceremony’s participants and guests, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said that the “Nika” award is believed to be very prestigious among filmmakers of the former Soviet states. He believes that such prizes stir the production of high-quality films.
This year, 5 films are nominated for the “Nika” award – “Vysotsky: Thank God I am Alive” by Pyotr Buslov, “Siberia Mon Amour” by Vyacheslav Ross, “Helen” by Andrey Zvyagintsev, “Chapiteau Show” by Sergey Loban and “There Lived a Woman” by Andrey Smirnov. ...