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Today opens VII Odessa International Film Festival
11:51 / 15.07.2016

Odessa, 15 JULY 2016, CONTEXT-Prichernomorie -- Today, July 15, in Odessa opens VII International Film Festival, the correspondent of IA «Context-Prichernomorie» reports.

As noted in the Department of Information of the Odessa City Council, the opening of VII Odessa International Film Festival will be held today, July 15, at 18:00 (Red Carpet).

After the official opening ceremony, in Odessa academic theatre of Opera and ballet festival guests will see the film by French Director Xavier Giannoli «Margarita».

The Department added that now all the festival venues final preparations are underway: mounted the stage at the Palais-Royal and the Red carpet at the entrance to the Odessa Opera House, which will host the opening ceremony and closing of the festival. Already installed large screens on Lanzheron descent and at the foot of the Potemkin Stairs, there is a festival in the open air theater with free admission.

Potemkin stairs the venue of the Grand show under the open sky. On Saturday, the second day of the festival, on this festival site demonstrate masterpieces of silent film accompanied by music. Potemkin stairs can accommodate about 15,000 spectators. Last year, in the framework of the VI International Film Festival in Odessa Potemkin stairs was awarded the status of «Treasure of European film culture».

Lanzheron descent is a main venue of the nightly shows in an open air. Today, July 15, film fans can watch the film here of D. Novak «In Search of Babel». Lanzheron descent accommodate about 3000 spectators.

One of the main venues of the festival will be traditionally the Festival Palace -- Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy by M.Vodyanoy -- the site of the official screenings of the international competition program and gala premieres. In the Festival Palace are also located: a press center, accreditation service, a service of sale and distribution of tickets.

In the cinema «Rodina», as usual, will be held creative meetings and master-classes as part of the Summer film school of Odessa Film Festival, and as well, official screenings of Ukrainian national competition and retrospective programs.

In addition, as part of the festival will be engaged a «Cinema City» (Film Market program will be held here) and Art Center by Vera Holodnaya, located on the territory of the Odessa Film Studio.

As reported IA «Context-Prichernomorie», Odessa International Film Festival will be held from 15 to 23 July, presenting the best international and domestic premieres, which will be appreciated by the audience, international and national jury.