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Days of Russian Cinema

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The days of Russian cinema will start in Jordan.

The Days of Russian Cinema (Russian Film Days) begin on Monday in the Jordanian capital Amman, screenings will be held for three days in the open cinema of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, the press service of Roskino reports.

"Local viewers will see the family adventure film "Palm Tree", the tragicomedy "The First Snow" and the historical drama "The Frenchman". Jordan will become the first country in the Middle East in the calendar of the Russian Film Festival 2022," the message reads. All the pictures will be shown on a big screen with Arabic and English subtitles.

The Days of Russian Cinema in Jordan are held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and in collaboration with the Russian Film Festival, organized by Roskino and the Royal Film Commission of Jordan.

"More than half a century of diplomatic relations between Russia and Jordan allow us to strengthen our cultural interaction and implement new promising projects today. Holding the Days of Russian Cinema in Jordan is intended to be an important step on this path. I am sure that modern Russian films will be highly appreciated by Jordanian viewers," the press service quoted the words of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.

Inna Shalyto, General Director of Roskino, called one of the tasks of holding the Russian Film Festival in new markets — the formation of a base for the beginning of an industrial dialogue between Russian and international cinematographers. "In 2021, we held film weeks in Israel, now a special Russian Film Days event is starting in Jordan, and we are also working on options for holding the Russian Film Festival in the UAE and Bahrain. For us, cinema weeks are an important tool for studying the market and audience preferences," she said. According to Shalyto, representatives of the Middle East countries were actively interested in Russian projects in the film markets.

Russian Film Festival — weeks of Russian cinema abroad, which have been held since 2020. The main goal of the organizers is to introduce foreign viewers to modern Russian content: from feature films of various genres and TV series to animation and documentaries. In 2020-2021, the festival was held in 23 countries and gathered more than 1 million viewers, its format includes both online screenings and offline events. The press service added that the Middle East and North Africa today are among the key regions for the promotion of Russian films, TV series and animation.

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