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"World War Z" Opens in Moscow Film Festival

Posted: May. 30th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Moscow Film Festival
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The sensational novel turned major motion picture “World War Z” will open Moscow's 35th film festival. The exciting film festival promises a wide selection of the best cinema to hit theaters in years, and with more than 1,500 entries to sort through, the festivals producers will have a hard time putting on anything but a summer blockbuster.

Marc Forster’s Brad Pitt starrer “World War Z” is to open the 35th Moscow film festival, which runs June 20-29.

Leonid Vereshchagin, producer general of the fest, also unveiled on Saturday in the Russian Film Pavilion in Cannes the first 10 films in competition. He was joined at the Cannes event by Kirill Razlogov, the fest’s program director, and Andrey Plakhov, the chief selector. The fest received more than 1,500 entries, Vereshchagin said.

Fest has introduced a retrospective strand for docus, the theme of which will be the Olympic Games, retros of films by Bernardo Bertolucci and Costa Gavras, as well as a program devoted to Dutch cinema.

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