Closure of XLI Moscow International Film Festival and the award ceremony took place on April 25.
The award ceremony was housed by Rossiya cinema. The St. George award was given by Kim Ki-duk to Kazakh director Farhat Sharipov for his movie ‘The Secret Of A Leader’. This year’s best director is Valerio Mastandera from Italy awarded for ‘Laughing’. The jury’s special award was given to China’s Zhang Chi for ‘In Search Of Echo’. People’s choice award was given to Lyubov Borisova for ‘The Sun Above Me Never Sets’.
The festival week was full of screenings and parties held for actors, directors, producers, and everyone related to the world of movies. On April 24 Chopard held a festive dinner party and gave out awards to young and promising actors. The awards were handed out by Caroline Scheufele, co-president and creative director of Chopard, who arrived in Moscow for the occasion. The winners of this year’s Chopard Talent Award are actress Elizaveta Yankovskaya noted for the movie titled ‘The Story Of An Appointment’ and Aleksandr Kuznetsov for ‘Acid’.
Last Thursday the closing ceremony was attended by numerous celebrities who dazzled the guests and photographers with their best outfits and jewelry by Chopard, the festival’s sponsor. Tatiana Mikhalkova, Irina Bezrukova, Tatiana Navka, Anna Snatkina, Kristina Asmus, Ekaterina Volkova, and Maria Kozhevnikova were among the guests to walk on the red carpet.