Screenings were held at a cinema in São Paulo and attracted more than 9,000 spectators
A documentary about Andrei Tarkovsky, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the filmmaker's birth, was one of the best viewed in the offline screenings of the Russian Film Festival in Brazil, as was announced by the "Roskino" press service on Friday.
The screening took place at the Petra Belas Artes cinema in São Paulo and attracted more than 9,000 spectators.
"The results of the Russian Film Festival in Brazil showed that Brazilian audiences appreciate intelligent films and dramatic content. In addition, audiences are interested in Russian dramas, both comedies and romances. <...> It should be noted that of the new markets that the Russian content industry is currently targeting (Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America), the Latin American region is probably the closest to us in terms of mentality and cultural code", the press service quotes Roskino CEO Inna Shalyto.
The festival was held in Brazil with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Moscow Tourism Committee. According to Shalyto, Roskino is currently working on holding the Russian Film Festival in Mexico.
"We have made a lot of partnerships with the participants, businessmen and government officials that came in to strengthen the ties and partnerships between our companies. And Cameroon, which is our country, and Africa at large. We know the relationships that have been established between Russia and African countries, Russia and BRIC countries, it make us really sure that something new will come up in Africa, something new in the era of development."