Happy ending for Russian film at Berlinale?
Alexey Popogrebsky’s movie “How I Ended This Summer” will face strong competition from Michael Winterbottom, Thomas Vinterberg, and Koji Wakamatsu, not to mention Roman Polanski and Martin Scorsese.
The Russian film director told Itar-Tass news agency that whatever the outcome of the festival will be, “any competition is partly a game of chance and I feel good having done a fair job.”
“How I Ended This Summer” by Alexey Popogrebsky
The 60th Berlin Film Festival will run from February 11-21.
Although Russian films have been featured in the official and parallel programs of the festival a number of times, the last and only time a Russian film picked up the festival’s top prize, the Golden Bear, was back in 1977 for “The Ascent” from female director Larisa Shepitko.