At the Grand piano competition – 2018 announced the winner of the Grand Prix

At the Grand piano competition - 2018 announced the winner of the Grand PrixAlexandra Dovgan

May 5, 2018 at the PI Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the founder of the Grand piano competition Denis Matsuev announced the name of the winner of the Grand Prix of the competition.

Unlike the previous competition, when Grand Prix Grand piano competition got two participants at once, this time the main prize was received only by one pianist – ten-year-old Alexander Dovgan.

Grand Prix Grand piano competition This is an acoustic grand piano Yamaha C3X. Its cost in Russia is about two million rubles or 35 thousand US dollars.

The Yamaha website reports this piano as follows:

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“The C3X model is the embodied idea of ​​how an instrument, merging with a performer into a single whole, fills the space with a rich, colorful and powerful sound.

Based on the knowledge, techniques and experience accumulated over a long period, a full-fledged concert grand piano CFX was created. Its developers, striving to achieve the most perfect sound, have invested everything they knew and could into the creation of a tool that has become for Yamaha a new confident step forward. The CX series instruments develop this success even further, with unconstrained elegance providing the purest sound, expressive instant reaction to key press, sparkling timbre and transparent harmonies.

The timbre refinement of these instruments is combined with a bold design, and it is the expressed commitment to innovation that allows Yamaha to remain faithful to its musical heritage, in accordance with the tide of the times. The CX series pianist represents progress commensurate with the 125th anniversary of Yamaha’s existence and is able to acoustically transform any room where a pianist plays into a concert hall. “

Prize fund of the Grand piano competition competition, in addition to the Grand Prix, is 40,000 US dollars. For $ 5,000, five laureates of the contest are to receive, for $ 1,000 – ten students. In addition, there are bonuses of $ 1,000 for the teachers of the five Grand Piano laureates competition.

In addition to the Grand Prix winners, on May 5, winners of special prizes were also announced.

THE GRAND PRIX

Alexandra Dovgan (Russia)

WINNERS

  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate for participation in the project Valery Gergiev
  • Certificate for participation in the project of Alexander Sladkovsky
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • Invitation to participate in the Academy of the Festival in Verbier

Vladislav Khandogiy (Republic of Belarus)

  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate for participation in the project. Svetlanov
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate for participation in the project Valery Gergiev
  • Certificate for participation in the project of Alexander Sladkovsky
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Special prize to the teacher, Sergei Osipenko, from the SASO them. Svetlanov

Tinghong Liao (China)

  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • Certificate from the All-Russian competition “Blue Bird” to participate in the concert of “classical” Eurovision on August 23 in Edinburgh
  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate for participation in the project. Svetlanov
  • A special prize from Helikon-Opera and Dmitry Bertman on the stage of the white-columned hall of Princess Shakhovsky
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate for participation in the project Valery Gergiev
  • Certificate for participation in the project of Alexander Sladkovsky
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Certificate for participation in the project. Svetlanov
  • A special prize from Helikon-Opera and Dmitry Bertman on the stage of the white-columned hall of Princess Shakhovsky
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • The tour to the International Frederic Chopin Festival in Duszniki (Poland)
  • Special prize from the International Pushkin Foundation – 2000 euros

DIPLOMUANTS

  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”

Perrin-Luc Thiessen (USA)

  • Certificate for participation in Denis Matsuev’s project “Stars on Lake Baikal”
  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Personal scholarship from Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate for participation in the project Valery Gergiev
  • Certificate for participation in the project of Alexander Sladkovsky
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • A special prize from the SASO. Svetlanov – 500 euros
  • The debut concert at the Toko I in the Yamaha Concert Hall in the 2019/20 season
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  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • Certificate of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society for participation in the program “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons”
  • Special prizes from the Central Music School and Valery Pyasetsky – participation in the concert of the festival “A tutta forza” with professional video and audio recording
  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev

Chewon Yan (Korea)

  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev

Yenchen Yu (China)

  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Gift Edition of PI Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto

Iguo Wang (China)

  • Certificate for participation in the project Denis Matsuev

Special prize to the teacher Sergei Davydchenko, Sergei Osipenko, from the SASO them. Svetlanov.

All participants of the Competition received Certificates from the Government of the Russian Federation for trips to the international children’s center Artek.

Official prize of audience sympathy

Sergey Davydchenko, Yenchen Yu

The results of the unofficial hearings on ClassicalMusicNews.Ru:

The voting was attended by 1,650 people.

Sergey Davydchenko 10.5% – 173 votes

Egor Oparin 8.8% 146 votes

Vladislav Handogiy 8.6% 142 votes

Alexandra Dovgan 8.5% 141 vote

Evgeny Evgrafov 7.3%

Ivan Bessonov 6.7% 111 votes

Chivon Yan 6.2% 103 votes

Sanjarali Kopbaev 6.18% 102 votes

Perrin-Luc Thyssen 5.9% 97 votes

Roman Borisov 5.45% 90 votes

Eva Gevorgyan 5.45% 90 votes

Iguo Van 5.45% 90 votes

Yenchen Yu 5.21% 86 votes

Valentin Malinin 5.15% 85 votes

Tinhong Liao 4.42% 73 votes

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May 5, 2018 at the PI Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the founder of the Grand piano competition Denis Matsuev announced the name of the winner of the Grand Prix of the competition.

At the Grand piano competition - 2018 announced the winner of the Grand Prix

Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra will perform on May 13, 2018 in St. Petersburg, in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater and will complete the festival program.

From 17 to 20 May 2018, within the framework of the All-Russian action “Night of Museums”, in Ufa will be the International Festival of Contemporary Art “Bashkortt”.

The May concert of the subscription of the main conductor of the Natalia Sats Theater Alevtina Ioffe is dedicated to the musical dialogue between East and West.

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Call Valentine Malinin “schoolboy” does not even turn his tongue. The young pianist gives the impression of a ready-made, fully mature artist, who has long been accustomed to the stage: in him there is determination, maximum concentration, calm dignity of a person who does everything seriously and correctly.

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Once a sports journalist and the main statistics of Soviet football Konstantin Yesenin, the son of the poet Sergei Yesenin, received a letter from the reader. Konstantin Sergeevich, because of his poorly read handwriting, took a long time to sort through what he had written, but he still understood what they were telling him in a letter to the inaccuracies committed by him in the published article. At the end of the letter were the sender’s signature and telephone number.

At the Grand piano competition - 2018 announced the winner of the Grand Prix

One of the oldest dance schools in the world, she absorbed French, Italian and Swedish traditions.

Tusuysja all life on back with Steve Anzhello

After reuniting with Swedish House Mafia in Miami, Steve Anzhello seems to be now concentrating on his own solo career.

Recently this DJ and producer introduced his fans a new idea, which he called “Life Pass”. Performed in the form of a credit card, this pass guarantees its owner not only free access to all future performances of Angelo, but also communication with the artist at the backstage during his performances.

With the help of this Pass, the artist tries to advertise his future album called “Human”. At the moment it is completely unclear how many such Passes will be issued, but it is certain that they will be guaranteed to provide access only to his solo performances anywhere in the world. You can try to win one of several cards by registering on a special website.

Tusuysja all life on back with Steve Anzhello

As reported in a distributed press release, on the label Private Persons in the near future there is a full-fledged album of Kiev producer Dmitry Avksentiev, better known as Koloah. However, this time he will be recording under another his pseudonym – Voin Oruwu. This project arose thanks to Dmitry’s love for cinema and the study of mystical worlds.

Inspired by his own post-apocalyptic story, the producer decided to record a soundtrack for her – and from this idea came the Voin Oruwu, in which technology, science and art blended together.

Dmitry is a regular participant of some of the main Ukrainian events, such as “Circuits”, Next Sound festivals, “Strichka” and Brave Factory Festival.

The album “Big Space Adventure “is released on the label Private Persons 25 May. Pre-order opened at Lobster Records Store.

Lyubov Orlova on the stage of the Mossovet Theater

On May 6, the premiere of the performance of the Mossovet Theater “Russian Question” was staged by Y. Zavadsky. The artist is MA Vinogradov. In the role of Jesse – Love Orlov, in the role of journalist Harry Smith – R.Plyatt.

A. Scheglov. “My mother Irina Wolf”: “In 1947 in Moscow, the figurative language of plays and plays was frozen by ideological anesthesia, a move away from which was rigorously qualified. But the charm of the actors, the viewer’s ability to see Orlov, Plyatt, Nazvanov, Abdulov “live” informed the meaning of Simonov’s custom-made play. It was a risky debut of the famous movie star Orlova on the dramatic stage. “

Alexander Hort “Love of Orlova”: “Newspapers were full of approving comments. But the newspaper is different for the Soviet man, it is important for the Soviet creator what the most important of them, Pravda, will say. Everyone who needs it will know this.

Pravda responded only on June 29. In a large thorough review, an overview was made of the productions of the “Russian Question” in three theaters: Maly, the name of the Mossovet and the name of Eug. Vakhtangov (with these abbreviations, these names were written). In each play, critics D. Zaslavsky and Yu. Lukin discovered their pros and cons. The performers of the roles of Smith, Bob Murphy, Gould were compared. As for Jesse, the Vakhtangovskaya was not mentioned at all, the game of D. Zerkalova from Maly was marked with one service phrase. But Mossovetovskaya received the favor of Pravdinsky journalists: “Jesse’s complex image found a wonderful performer in the person of L. Orlova. This is the first role played by the talented actress of Soviet cinema on the stage, and the theater. The Moscow City Council can rejoice at the success of such a "debutants". A lot of humanity and very subtle skill in the game of L. Orlova. She reveals with expressive strokes the psychology of a woman who tried to start her life anew, to find a place in life, of course, in her, very narrow, limited understanding of the world. Warm colors find an actress to portray Jesse’s growing love for Smith. “

This was a testament to victory. Our famous actress has achieved another creative success.

The performance was held two or three times a week. For the film actress, it is undesirable to be tethered to the theater with such a rigid schedule. For the theater, in order to avoid any excesses, it is good to have two compositions. Therefore, Lyubov Petrovna had a double – Ethel Margolin “

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Everywhere they begin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 protests. On Colta, you can read how different critics and curators choose their favorite film of that year and, of course, explain their choice. Stanislav F. Rostotsky about his:

“Moreover, it is the” Planet of the Apes “that the planet of people owes, in effect, to the emergence of the industry of cinematic merchandise. Long before the “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” (and even more so to the “Avengers” and “Justice League”), the counters were overwhelmed with a wide variety of thematic consumer goods. T-shirts and mugs, boxes for school breakfasts and these school breakfasts, pajamas and fancy dresses, figures of characters of all sizes and levels of detail, bathrobes and costumes for Halloween – almost all manifestations of the material world of the 68th was imposed a hairy monkey’s paw “.

Stanislav Zelvensky chose April films that were not included in the rental: new Spike Lee, Yong San Ho and Barry Levinson, about the film which we wrote a little earlier.

Online New York Times nostalgic veterans: at the request of the publication, they recall the work on the “Zoo” (Animal House, 1978), a cult comedy that was the first script Harold Ramis, the first kinoleyu John Belushi and Kevin Bacon, and the second box office success John Landis. Ramis and Belushi are no longer with us, but in conversation, in addition to Landis and Beykon, participate Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen and Ivan Reitman.

“We arranged the first pre-condition for students in Denver. I called Landis, and he said: “Give me a shot, I’ll put something to you.” He recorded the reaction of the audience, and half of the lines were simply not heard because of his whistling, shouting, laughing and applause. I said: “My God, what is this?” And John replied: “This is the sound of a cash register.”

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In chronological and spectator intimacy – the film “Little Girls” with Tatum O’Neill, which is remembered by the Brat Pack community.

“In truth, the film rolls back and forth, like a car with a drunken driver on the road, from a bad childhood comedy from the life of a summer camp to a piercing drama – and the drama is fully answered Kristi McNichol. What she does in the role of Angel, perhaps one of the best maiden acting roles in the entire 80’s, except for jokes. Girls in the secondary roles are also all wonderful, and against their backdrop Tatum O’Neil loses noticeably – much to what has happened since she received an Oscar in ten years. “

David Bordwell in his blog writes about “Ivan the Terrible” – the publication is devoted to Yuri Tsivyanu, and is called “Sergey Eisenstein arranges a scene. “

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Sketch of Eisenstein to the third part of “Ivan the Terrible”

Here is an interview with the cameraman of the film “Quiet Place” Charlotte Bruous Christensen.

“I always wanted to shoot at 35 millimeters. We, of course, talked to the special effects department, but they said from the very beginning: “We do not care. You can film it. Can to the number. We will manage “. It does not seem that they had any preference. Maybe they just did not admit to me. (Laughs.) But all the references that John [Krasinski, the director of the film and the performer of the main role – note. Ed.] gave me, they were associated with film films: “Jaws”, “Old Men Are Not Here”, “Oil”, “Let Me In”. And my brain interacts well with the analog method of work – I have no problem using the exposure meter, and then sit behind the camera and see how the light lies before me. “

And the Film Sense community publishes a translation of the interview with the operator Lukoy Bigazzi, which is primarily known for working with Paolo Sorrentino.

“As I said, I do not consider myself a true artist. If there is something artistic in my work, then this is an extraordinary art form that is compromised by time. In the sense that my task is to be fast. The more time I lose in the installation of light or shadow, because of my uncertainty or the desire to make too sophisticated lights, the more time I take from the movie with its concrete reality. The director who builds the scene, the actors who must play better in this scene. My duty, recognizing the fact that I am an artist, is that I have to be a fast artist. Everything else does not matter. “

There is such a profession – scenarios to rule. In Hollywood, script doctors are involved in working on major genre projects, and these are often unexpected examples of cooperation. The site of IndieWire gathered exactly these: Carrie Fisher, Tarantino, brethren Coens and Charlie Kaufman help correct stupid scenarios.

“Fischer was one of the most famous” scenario doctors “in Hollywood, and worked on the scenarios of” Captain Hook “,” Singer at the wedding, “” Deadly Weapon 3, “and others. Her edits were so well known that in the film industry she was called “the most desired scenario doctor in the city”.

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Carrie Fisher and the script.

In the middle of the festival season, we refer to the latest instructions from Filmmaker Magazine, which tells how to submit your films to festivals. It’s about the devil’s technical details: the media file system, the aspect ratio, the extension of the sound file, Linux vs. MacOS, the best cloud storage and so on.

Time essays for the week.

First of all, we will refer to ourselves: at our request to the premiere of “Islands of Dogs” Grigory Ignatiev and Dmitry Novoseltsev prepared a large (but one, and not the last, breath) essay on Wes Anderson.

Mubi talks about Douglas Sorke. And you can read the text Alexey Vasilyev about the director.

«Almodóvar and the plan will not be removed without looking back at the technique of the grater. Todd Haynes stepped from the Anfan-terribles to the adult league of prizewinners and nominees, taking off “Far from Paradise” – a remake of Sorkovsky’s “Everything that is permitted by heaven” with guts released – the underlying meanings, mostly reducible to the homosexuality of the main characters (they were usually played by Rock Hudson, the future first Hollywood victim of AIDS). Fasbinder broke away from the creches of the “young German cinema” to world fame, when in the “Marriage of Brown” sharply ceased to struggle with the desire to reshoot in a chaotic order shots from the melodrama of Scorch with the same camera angles, lighting and movement of the camera – it looked as if the latent gay, who went to the office in a suit and strange only with an insistent desire to convey to the staff the idea of ​​the revolutionary arrangement on the record “The Mirror of the Soul”, one day he went to work in a red mantle and shouted all over Ivanovo “Love, chew on a dream. ” However, it was after that that his paintings were rented to the US and the USSR. “

A short but important historical essay on where the “Wilhelm scream” came from. This is a familiar scream from the series about Indiana Jones, “Star Wars” and many other Hollywood paintings. There are inaccuracies (the film, thanks to which the cry got its name – in honor of the character, called The Charge at Feather River, and not … Feather Ridge), but in general it is a comprehensible educational program.

The channel “Kino TV” has released the third part of the project “New People”. This time, the interlocutor became an artist Alexander Gorchilin.

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Musical joke Jazz-gol

Group of artists of the Musical Theater named after Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko prepared a variety room – voice jazz. The first performance of “Jazz-Gol” was held May 3, 1933.

The composition of the “Jazz-Go” included: Dmitry Kamernitsky, Ivan Dobrolyubov, Zakhar Efros, Vladimir Bunchikov (in the future a famous pop singer), Sergei Tsenin, Alexander Artists , George Doinikov. The head of the “Jazz-Goal” and, as a rule, the host of the concerts was Vladimir Kandelaki.

From the memoirs of Vladimir Bunchikov:

"At one of the rehearsals Vladimir Kandelaki approached me and said that he wanted to organize a Jazz goal. He also invited me to participate in it. I agreed. We were engaged in the evenings, after the performances. Students of the third course of GITIS joined us. The Jazz-Go included: Kamernitsky, Artists, Cenin, Dobrolyubov, Efros, Doinikov and myself. Artistic director – V.Kandelaki. We had nothing but a piano and cymbals. Everything was performed in a voice. I, for example, portrayed saxophone, someone flute, double bass and other musical instruments. At the piano – concertmaster Guralnik.

Once we were informed that our Jazz goal wants to listen to Nemirovich-Danchenko. He decided to take us home, he lived on Herzen Street. The door was opened by his housekeeper. His wife came out and invited us to drink tea. But Vladimir Ivanovich said that he would first listen to us, and then tea. We showed him three numbers: the English song “Gov-gov”, “Sing to me” and “Carmen”. He listened to us attentively, thought for a long time, and then said: It is necessary to add the words “musical joke” to your cap “Jazz-goal”. So we did. After that, the posters were: “Musical joke Jazz-goal.”"

The repertoire of “Jazz-Gol” consisted of popular songs of Soviet composers – I. Dunaevsky, A. Tsfasman, M. Blanter … Even Eskamillo’s couplets were performed from the opera “Carmen” in a funny combination with the soldier’s song “Nightingale, Nightingale, Ptashechka.” The singers successfully mastered the jazz manner: thanks to the mastery of vocal improvisation, the same song in each case was performed in different ways.

Information sources:

The site of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater. K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Vladimir Bunchikov – When the soul sings … (Unreleased memories of the singer)

Nicholas II about the movie

As is known, all the most important issues of state administration through ministers, chief ministers, governors-general, city governors were presented for high consideration in the form of reports. Most of these reports contain traces of royal reading.

One of the documents refers to May 3, 1908 and presents the following report of the Director of the Police Department:

“On April 28, in the various cinema theaters of the city of Kiev, at the end of the last performance and after the departure of the public, the appeals of the criminal community were found in large numbers calling on the workers on behalf of the Kiev Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Workers Party not to start working in factories and factories on the day May 1, with. “{…}

Usually stingy at the words and resolutions of Nicholas II-and awarded the report with his own handwritten note. It is characteristic that his attention was drawn not by the fact of the distribution of the proclamation, but also by the cinema-theater:

“The fact is sad. I have repeatedly pointed out that these cinematographic buffoons are dangerous institutions. There scoundrels can the devil know what to do, for the good of the people, they say, they hustle in crowds there to watch all the nonsense. I do not know what to come up with against such buffoons. “

In October 1909, two people were arrested at the Parizianna cinema in Riga at the time of the transfer of the packet with illegal literature. The police department did not hesitate to write a brief report on the incident for the tsar.

Resolution of Nicholas P:

“Again the cinematography! What harm do they bring when they serve as a meeting place for criminals. Benefits from them can not be. They generally have a disastrous effect, accustoming the public to bad habits. It is necessary to appoint in each such theater by the gendarme to constantly monitor suspicious visitors … “

On the next report, he corrected himself with his own hand:

“Do not appoint special persons, but in general – more strictly observe these dark institutions.”

In the summer of 1913, when a letter from New York to Petersburg was addressed to a member of the State Duma F.A. Rodichev from a certain A.V. Olscher, the clip of an article from an American newspaper dedicated to the fate of the cinema attracted the attention of the perlustrators -industry in Russia. The author of the article is skeptical about the development of the film industry in Russia, stressing that it is hindered by a number of political and censorship reasons. With a letter attached to the article, copies were made, which the censors sent to a special department of the police department. The police department submitted an article and a letter from Olscher to Nicholas II for information.

Resolution of Nicholas P:

“I believe that cinematography is empty, unnecessary and even harmful entertainment for anyone. Only an abnormal person can put this farcical craft in a level with art. All this is nonsense and attach importance to such trifles should not be. “

Unpredictable endgame. “Avengers: War of Infinity”, dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Unpredictable endgame. "Avengers: War of Infinity", dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo“Avengers: War of Infinity”, dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Released on the screens of the sequel to the “Avengers” – and already the nineteenth film of the cinematic universe Marvel – commented Nina Tsyrkun.

In the saga of the avengers, Marvel worked out and sharpened her formula of the blockbuster of the era of mechanical reproducibility, bringing the narrative to the limit, followed by a radical renewal, a total restart, a change of characters or at least of their performers. As Dr. Strange put it, “We approached the endgame.” All this is quite feasible and certainly planned, and it is already curious how the key theme will be changed or modified in order to acquire a new and at the same time recognizable and attractive quality. After all, recognition is based on the ten-year success of the Marvel production of the most grandiose franchise in the history of cinema. As in the giant crossover Joe and Anthony Russo “Avengers: The War of Infinity”, when the intrigue, giving in to the tides of enthusiasm in the audience hearts, moves with jerks with the appearance on the screen of the next favorite of the public. And here all can not be counted: Hulk, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Spiderman, Black Widow and Black Panther, Vizhen and Scarlet Witch, Captain America, the Guardians of the Galaxy in full composition (though Gamora is not with them) and almost all the others, dozens of characters – however, some of them remain cautious behind the scenes, apparently until the appearance of the second part of the film.

Unpredictable endgame. "Avengers: War of Infinity", dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo“Avengers: The War of Infinity”

The viewer knows in advance what Bruce Banner will fight against, what object Tony Stark and Peter Parker will joke about, how they will dive together in wits, the same Tony Stark and Dr. Strange, than Shuri, the younger sister of King Wakoda T’Challa / Black Panther and so on, and so forth. And the audience will laugh again, once again hearing from the lips of the naive and imperturbable Mantis from the Guardians’ line a remark about Kevin Bacon as the most heroic of the superheroes. In the well-known old interspersed show-shots: here it turns out, what the Cloak of Levitation of Doctor Strange is capable of! That’s the sacrifice that Wood / Baby Groot is willing to go to to rescue the unarmed Torah!

“Avengers: War of Infinity”, trailer

But all this is only a side dish to the main dish – a really endless screen war with the forces of the main super villain, finally released to the forefront of the franchise – Thanos (again in the melancholy performance of Josh Brolin). Thanos is obsessed with the idea of ​​drastically reducing the population size in the vastness of the universe in order to provide the remaining lucky ones with a satisfying and comfortable existence in conditions of dwindling living resources. He has already implemented his project for quite some time and, as it seems to him, successfully. Now his hands reached for Asgard, where he clashed with Tor and Loki, and there the Earth looms on the turn. The global design of Thanos, obsessed with the “balance” of living beings and the resource base, recalls the project of a sociopathic Adrian Weidt / Ozimandia paranoid from the “Keepers” of DC Zach Snyder, who planned to destroy several world cities like Moscow and New York to prevent a nuclear war. It’s hard to come up with something new to justify the evil: it’s always some great goal, on the way to which it is necessary to sacrifice a certain (or infinite) number of someone’s lives. It is much easier to come up with an external villainous coloring – in Thanos, for example, it is egocentric-violet.

To control the entire universe, Thanos needs to get to the complete set of a set of stones for individual use, which he gently inserts into his glove of infinity, around which all the cheese fights. Possessing powerful intellect and incredible power, Thanos is practically invulnerable, and most importantly, it is capable of emitting waves of sizzling energy.

Unpredictable endgame. "Avengers: War of Infinity", dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo“Avengers: The War of Infinity”

Graphic Thanos – whose name, of course, is a cut from the embodiment of the death of the ancient Thanatos with an iron heart – appeared in the early 1970s. Then he was friends with his brother Eros (a famous case – love goes around with death) and fell in love with Lady Death. In order to please her, he collected death crops throughout the universe, throwing them at her feet. In my opinion, this romantic motive from the script of the Avengers … vanished in vain, replacing the tearful and unconvincing ersatz.

In any case, the content reserve will suffice for the next impressive dose of the “war of infinity” in order to complete the epic with a powerful chord, which everyone will be especially eagerly waiting for. Because the first part should, of course, end on a climax, at the most interesting place, but so that as radically as the writers Christopher Marcus and Stephen McPhee came up with, no one expected that for sure.

Boris Latkin and Orina Obidova: “When people come with burning eyes and faith in their projects, I want to help them”

May 5, an educational and industrial forum will be held in St. Petersburg “Cinema Day”, Potential, in the framework of which lectures, master-classes of famous filmmakers for the creation of video and film content, speech technology and others, as well as pitching a scenario competition of finalists projects of various TV, film and web formats. On the eve of this intensive event, we talked with the founder of Kino.Platforma Potential Boris Latkin and the creative producer of Kino.Platformy and the head of the selection committee of the Scenario contest Irina Obidova about how and for what this project was created, about the variety of scenario applications and about what prizes winners will receive.

Boris Latkin and Orina Obidova: "When people come with burning eyes and faith in their projects, I want to help them"

How did Kino.Platforma come about and for what purpose it was created?

B: Kino.Platforma appeared from the festival of short films. The process was quite long and interesting. For five years we searched for our format and niche, earned the trust of the audience and shot the debut film. Initially, we set ourselves the goal of finding talents, helping them to unlock creativity and be realized in the industry. As a result, by the present moment we have become an aggregator that collects ideas and authors and helps them to find producers and investments for the further development of projects.

What are the most notable results achieved during this time?

B: First of all, it’s people – both participants, and experts, and representatives of the film industry, who support the project. During the existence of Kino.Platforms through us, “passed” more than 8,000 participants and nearly 3,000 scenarios. But the most important result for today is the loyalty and trust of our audience, which is ready to experiment, grow and develop together with us. And, of course, these are the works of our participants, in particular the short film Irina Bass “The Former” from Igor Yasulovich and Larisa Malevan starring. The film is awarded several festival prizes and is now continuing its festival procession.

How many applications did you receive, and by what criteria were you selected for the competition?

AND: This year there were 713 applications in the categories “short”, “full-length film”, “TV series”, “web series”. The main criteria are the originality of the idea and the quality of the script.

Boris Latkin and Orina Obidova: "When people come with burning eyes and faith in their projects, I want to help them"

Can you single out the trends among the sent works? Are there common themes that excite authors, genre similarities? How strong was the selection of the participants?

AND: Every year a lot of anti-utopias come to the competition about our near future. This year, a large number of detective stories with a mystical bias came, and, incidentally, not only in the television series, where a representative of the TV3 channel is present on the jury. Mysticism and investigation clearly do not give rest to our participants. As for the quality of the selection and its level, it will be easier to say after pitching, but for now the most interesting categories are the full meter and TV series. The short meter is stronger than last year. But we expected more applications for web series. Perhaps the format itself is quite new for the participants. Although those that went to the finals, have a good spectator potential.

Why do you think authors often want to create genre pictures – horror films, thrillers, mysticism, science fiction, and so little is the picture about the modern life of citizens? Various urban stories, in the scenery of real megacities, plots in which people do what we ourselves do every day? Is it really not interesting?

AND: It is very interesting. Together with Natalia Drozd (comment: producer of the film company “STV”), we set out to find such projects, especially in the category of the full meter. Let’s look at pitching, as far as we managed to do it. As for horrors, thrillers and fantasy, there is an opinion that it is easier to write, since there is less chance that someone will say that this is not true. Genre implies this untruth. But with real life, everything is somewhat more complicated.

What is the peculiarity of the competition this year?

B: For us, the main feature and a new stage is that now we accept applications not only for a short meter. We are growing, our participants are growing and, in my opinion, this is a natural stage of development. We did not abandon the short meter, but we set our priorities differently.

Boris Latkin and Orina Obidova: "When people come with burning eyes and faith in their projects, I want to help them"Why this year it was decided to supplement the contest with a full meter and series?

B: Partially I already answered. Our main task for today is to become a “bridge” between young authors and the film industry. We want to open new names and help create an interesting product for the audience. This requires young and talented. And we have them.

From your point of view, serials and web series are replacing the feature film? I’m not only about viewers, but also about creators of content. A lot of famous directors go massively into serial business.

B: Of course there is such a trend now. Series of the process is often more profitable, and as for qualitative series, no less fascinating than creating a feature film. A web series today – this is a great opportunity for experiments, and the viewer is pleased. In our rhythm it’s harder to find time to watch a full-fledged artistic film, but on the series before bedtime and the strength and time will suffice. The main thing is that it does not get too tight.

What are the real opportunities for the finalists and the winner of the competition?

B: There will be several prizes. Our main prize of 500 thousand rubles. we plan to allocate for the development of one of the projects. 100 thousand rubles. and producer support will receive the winner of the category of web series from our partners – the company Red Carpet Studio. If any full-length project is interested in “STV”, then they will take the project for implementation. TV3 is also interested in new ideas and will be looking for a project that will suit them. There are also several options for supporting projects that we can voice, directly summarizing the results of the pitches. It all depends on the participants themselves. When people come with burning eyes, believe in their projects and professionally protect them – I want to find an opportunity to help them realize. Therefore, everything is in the hands of our finalists.

Boris Latkin and Orina Obidova: "When people come with burning eyes and faith in their projects, I want to help them"Do you follow the fate of projects that have passed through Kino.Platformu? Are there any of them held?

AND: Of course, we follow. We support many relations with many. Evelina Barseghyan and her film “Bravist“, Which began with us at the contest – the teaser was shot and the team was assembled – on the result of the work received many awards, including the winner of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. Anton Mamykin continues to make films and advertisements. With his advertising project, he received a prize at the Cannes Lions, and with a new film he actively participates in international festivals. Ira Bass and all of her creative team that created the “Ex” are working in the industry, and we very much hope that in the not too distant future Ira will withdraw her first feature film. Now we have finished work on a short film “Fire” Maria Shulgina, winner together with the co-author of the script Elizaveta Tikhonova in the competition last year. We hope for the successful festival fate of this picture. In addition to filming a short meter, Masha and Lisa work together with Anna Parmas over its projects.

What are your immediate plans? Where would you like to move further?

B: We want to place more emphasis on the educational part of the Film.Platform, increase the number of competitions and in general become a convenient platform for interaction of young talents from all over Russia and film companies and producers. At the same time, we plan to continue to actively promote projects that will win at pitching, and participate in their production. We believe that we can become the “bridge” that will help young writers and directors to get into the big cinema. And we together with them will create good films and serials.

The trailer of the new “Robin Hood” from Leonardo DiCaprio

Two with a gak minute almost non-stop action and an interesting caste – similarly the viewer welcomes the first trailer of the new film about the deeds of the famous Sherwood philanthropist and Voroshilov’s arrow Robin Hood. With some cheerful roll in the prequel.

By an entertaining caste, we mean Teron Edgerton (Eggsie of Kingsman), Jamie Foxx, Yves Hewson ("Hospital of Knickerbocker", "Spy Bridge"), Tim Minchin (Atticus of "California’s Whimsical"), Jamie Dornan (a ruler about the shades of gray, "Crash", "Marie Antoinette"), Paul Anderson ("Survivor", "Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows").

Put the canvas of Otto Bathurst ("Black mirror", "Sharp peaks", "Virtuosos"). The co-producer is Leonardo DiCaprio.

"Robin of Loxley (Edgerton) and his Moor ally (Fox) are fighting against the thoroughly corrupt English crown in a thrilling adventure picture filled with brutal fights, insane fighting choreography and dotted lyrics", – announces us. Calling in mind last year’s postmodern "Sword of King Arthur" Guy Ritchie. With a crash failed at the box office, by the way.

The premiere of the tape, which we announced as "Robin Hood: The Beginning", – 20 November.

Robin Hood – the hero of medieval English ballads, wisely redistributed financial flows, selecting on the glade money from the rich and giving them to the needy.

The story of a harsh but just man found, of course, a profuse reflection on the screens – in the form of dozens of feature films, cartoons and serials. Starting with the tape in 1922 and not finishing "Robin Hood" Ridley Scott with Russell Crowe, released in 2010.

In the domestic cinema, the character is also not overlooked: it’s easy to remember "Arrows of Robin Hood" 1975 with the songs of Vysotsky (bard was offered and as a jester, but could not withdraw) and their conditional sequel – "Ballad of the valiant knight Ivanhoe" 1982th. Also with the songs of Vladimir Semenovich.