‘Horse Julius on the Throne and the Three Heroes’ in the program of Russian Film Festival in Laos

Horse Julius on the Throne and the Three Heroes_2023 at Russian Film Festival in Laos

From April 21 to April 23, Russian Film Festival invites all cinema fans to screenings of contemporary Russian films. The festival program includes five films: romantic comedies and dramas, family films, and animation. Laos is a new direction in the geography of Russian Film Festival, which has already visited 30 countries around the world. RFF in Laos, organized by ROSKINO with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Laos.

For young viewers, the festival will show the full-length cartoon ‘Horse Julius on the Throne and the Three Heroes’ from directors Darina Schmidt and Konstantin Feoktistov. This is a story about Julius the Horse, who becomes the protagonist of incredible adventures.

Vladimir Kalinin, Russian Ambassador to Laos: ‘In 2023, Russia and Laos will celebrate 63 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. We are actively developing cultural and humanitarian cooperation and welcome the opportunity to organize Russian Film Festival in Laos. This is an important cultural mission that will introduce contemporary Russian films to the people of Laos. In Laos, Russia and its culture are warmly welcomed, and I am sure that Laotian viewers will be happy to know more about Russian actors and directors, especially since themes of the films of the RFF program are universal—love, friendship, striving for a dream, and mutual support.’

Alexander Radkov, Head of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Laos: ‘Since the establishment of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Laos in 2013, the development of bilateral cooperation, the promotion of Russian culture, and the acquaintance of Laotians with modern Russia cinema have been especially important. Film, perhaps, is one of the most accessible and understandable languages for broadcasting cultural values and getting to know the mentality of different countries, and we are glad to be partners of RFF. Laos is a country where its own film industry is at the initial stage of development, while cinema as a form of leisure is loved here, and we hope that the RFF will attract a large number of viewers and help viewers learn more about the life of modern Russia.’

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