There is no other director in the world who would be so dear to our festival!
His films have opened Meridians twice (“Queen of Spades” in 2016 and “Esau” in 2020) and closed once (King in 2009), and we have shown the films “Brotherhood” and “The Conductor” as special events.
In 2013, Pavel Lungin was the president of our festival, and in 2019 he received the Primorsky Territory Governor’s Prize “9288 km”. Not to mention the people’s love for the master – his creative meetings are always held in crowded halls!
Today Pavel Lungin is working on a new film – a modern fairy tale “Vasilisa and the Queen of Likes”. There are two worlds in it – real and virtual, and among the heroes are bloggers and Santa Claus, like a god. It seems that only Lungin could have swung at such a thing.
And there are also Pavel Semyonovich’s handprints on our alley “Ocean of Stars”. You can come to the Okean cinema in Vladivostok and give a virtual five to the great director in honor of his birthday!
Photo by E. Koval